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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

P. Clayton Pendleton

(1839 - 1880)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 2nd United States Artillery, Battery D

Before Antietam

From a prominent Unionist family in Berkley County, VA, was appointed First Lieutenant, Battery B, First (West) Virginia Artillery on 14 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was attached to Battery D, 2nd US Artillery on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

His commission was revoked on 28 October 1862, but he is still found on his Battery muster roll as absent, detached, as late as February 1863. He was then about 24 years old. The order was rescinded in April 1863 "provided his place is not filled".

References & notes

Service data from the Adjutant General1. Some details from his compiled service record at the National Archives. His presence at Antietam from Lt. Williston's Report. Further details from family genealogists. The P is for Philip, also his father's (1840-1899) and grandfather's (1779-1863) name.

Birth

04/16/1839; Berkley Springs, VA

Death

1880; Berkley Springs, WV

Notes

1   State of West Virginia, Adjutant General's Office, and Francis P. Peirpoint, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of West Virginia for the Year ending December 31, 1864, Wheeling: John McDermot, Public Printer, 1865, pg. 94  [AotW citation 13527]