The Resource Item 22647b, plan of Chimborazo General Hospital, is located in the map collection (755.44 M6 1861-1865 1862)

Item 22647b, plan of Chimborazo General Hospital, is located in the map collection (755.44 M6 1861-1865 1862)

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1861-1875
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1861-1875
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1861-1875, of William Nelson Pendleton of Virginia, consisting of a commission, 17 July 1861, for Robert Swan as a major of cavalry in the Virginia military; a plan, July 1862 of Chimborazo General Hospital, Richmond, Virginia; letters, 1862-1863, from General William Nelson Pendleton (1809-1883), chief of artillery to Colonel John Thompson Brown (1835-1864) concerning commissions in the Confederate army and Virginia state troops, the assignment of officers to batteries, and the use and loading of guns; to an unknown recipient, 9 July 1863, on the loss of his son at the battle of Gettysburg; to James Longstreet (1821-1904) of New Orleans, Louisiana, 14 April 1875, regarding Longstreet's displeasure over an address made by Pendleton on the battle of Gettysburg; and a general order, dated 30 September 1864, by General Edward Porter Alexander (1835-1910), acting chief of artillery on the use of sentries to protect artillery batteries from enemy sharpshooters
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William Nelson Pendleton was born 26 December 1809 in Richmond, Virginia. He attended private schools in Richmond, then attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Pendleton graduated 5th in the class of 1830. Resigning 3 years later, Pendleton became a teacher and a minister, being ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1838. In 1847, he stopped teaching to pursue the ministry more fully. In 1853, he was appointed rector of Grace Church in Lexington, Virginia. When the Civil War began, Pendleton was elected captain of the Rockbridge Artillery. He quickly rose to the rank of colonel and chief of artillery on the staff of General Joseph E. Johnston. Promoted to brigadier-general 26 March 1862, Pendleton served as chief of artillery until the surrender at Appomattox. After the war, he returned to the pulpit at Grace Church where Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) was one of his parishoners. He married Anzolette Page (1807-1884) 15 July 1831 and they had 7 children. Pendleton died 15 January 1883 in Lexington, Virginia.
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Vi
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Papers
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Item 22647b, plan of Chimborazo General Hospital, is located in the map collection (755.44 M6 1861-1865 1862)
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Item 22647b, plan of Chimborazo General Hospital, is located in the map collection (755.44 M6 1861-1865 1862)
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  • The Library of Virginia
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10
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Confederate Museum
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000500043
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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