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A. Pardee, Jr.

A. Pardee, Jr.

Federal (USV)

Major

Ario Pardee Jr

(1839 - 1901)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Class of 1858

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Soon after graduating from college, he "took charge" of the mines of A. Pardee & Co, his father's firm. He entered service in the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry 28 June 1861 as Captain, Company A. He was promoted Major on 1 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Regiment at Antietam on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel and commanding officer of the 147th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 October 1862 - a new regiment formed from Companies L, M, N, O and P, of the Twenty-eighth plus new troops. He may have left the 28th very shortly after the battle - Major Raphael filed the unit's official report.

He served as Brigade commander at Gettysburg (and again later on Gen Sherman's 'March to the Sea'). He was promoted to Colonel on 19 March l864, and discharged 13 June 1865 with his Regiment. He was cited by brevet (Brig General) 12 January 1865 for service at Peachtree Creek on the Atlanta Campaign (1864).

After the War

"Returning from war, General Pardee entered into partnership with his father, the late J. Gillingham Fell, the late M. M. Cooper, of Hazleton, and Calvin Pardee [his brother], of Philadelphia, and for over thirty years was engaged in coal mining operations. In 1875 he moved to Philadelphia, and afterwards to Chelton Hills. General Pardee was once president of the Allentown Rolling Mills, and also of the Cranberry Iron and Coal Company. At the time of his death he was a director of the North Penn Railroad, the Cranberry Iron and Coal Company and the East Tennessee and North Carolina Railroad. He was a member of the [Military Order of the] Loyal Legion [of the US]."
(from the Intellegencer)

References & notes

Sources: Obituary, Bucks County Intellegencer (Doylestown, Pa.), March 21, 1901 - transcribed by Larry Hillpot and indexed online at his very fine genealogy site; and
Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: 1868-1871, extracted online at Pennsylvania in the Civil War; and
Christopher, Carl, Civil War Battles, The (Hazleton) Standard-Speaker, date unknown, posted online.

Birth

10/28/1839; Hazleton, PA

Death

3/16/1901 Chelten Hills (nr Philadelphia), PA