George Washington Pence(1841 - 1902)
Home State: Kentucky
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Arkansas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
George Pence joined the Blackburn Guards, a company of Kentuckians who left the Commonwealth in 1861 and became part of Company H, 3rd Arkansas Infantry because they did not have enough men to form their own company. George Pence was recruited from Kentucky and enlisted in March 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Wounded in thigh and captured.
The remainder of the War:
Sent to hospital in Baltimore, paroled, returned from wounded furlough Apr 20, 1863. Back in hospital in Richmond March 1863, ordered to regt. for exam April 22, 1863. One card says on furlough since Apr 23, 1863. Back in Winder Hospital, Richmond, May 8, 1863. Drew pay from quartermaster in Knoxville July 4, 1863; listed as on furlough at that time. Absent without leave and dropped from rolls on Jan-Feb 1864 muster. Family history (1927 letter from his son) states that "he received a military pass at Nashville, Tennessee, August 19, 1863, then proceeded to Kentucky."
After the War:
Moved to Boone County, Missouri in 1868. Died September 27, 1902. Buried in Columbia Cemetery, Boone County, MO.
References, Sources, and other notes:
This sketch researched and written by Greg Walden from:
the Compiled Service Records of George W. Pence, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington DC;
Homer L. Pence letter to "Dear Annie," May 23, 1927;
Richard A. Pence, The History and German Origins of the Hawksbill Pence Families (np, nd); and
Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, compiler, Cemetery Records of Boone County, Missouri Part II, Volume II (Chillicothe, MO: 1963).
|Birth Date: 11/09/1841 Place of Birth: Lincoln County, KY |
Death Date: 09/27/1902 Death Place: Columbia, Missouri Burial Place: Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, MO
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