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A. Pardee, Jr.

A. Pardee, Jr.

Federal (USV)


Ariovistus 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 and was promoted to Major on 1 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel 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 Pennsylvania very shortly after Antietam - Major Raphael filed the unit's official report.

He served as Brigade commander at Gettysburg and again later, on General 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 to Brigadier General on 12 January 1865 for his service at Peachtree Creek on the Atlanta Campaign of 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

His service basics from Bates.1 Personal details from family genealogists and his obituary in the Bucks County Intellegencer (Doylestown, Pa.) of 21 March 1901. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from Uriguen,2 of unknown provenance.

He married Mary Frederick Allison (1841-1889) in October 1860 and they had a son Cooper Pardee (1857-1870).


10/28/1839; Hazleton, PA


3/16/1901; Chelten Hills, PA; burial in Saint Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Elkins Park, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 29505]

2   Uriguen, Mikel, Photo Gallery (Generals and Brevet Generals), Generals of the Civil War, Published c. 1998, first accessed 01 January 1998, <>  [AotW citation 29506]