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Confederate (CSV)


James Trigg Pendleton

(1827 - 1880)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 33 year old farmer in Scott County, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company D, 37th Virginia Infantry on 27 May 1861 in Abingdon, VA. He was slightly wounded at McDowell, VA on 8 May 1862 and at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on the muster roll for December 1862 with no further record. He enlisted in Scott County on 1 February 1864 in Company A, 25th Virginia Cavalry and was listed as absent without leave on 17 December 1864.

After the War

He was living in Flat Gap, Johnson County, KY at the 1870 US Census and in Morgan County by 1880.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 and Dobbie Edward Lambert's 25th Virginia Cavalry (1994), both via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Jane Kilgore (1828-1912) in about 1846 and they had 11 Children. Ten were born in Scott County, VA from about 1849-65; the eleventh in Johnson County, KY in 1869.


11/15/1827; Scott County, VA


12/18/1880; Morgan County, KY; burial in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, KY


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21776]