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Encyclopedia > William N. Pendleton

William Nelson Pendleton (December 26, 1809January 15, 1883) was an Episcopal minister and a Confederate general in the American Civil War, serving as Robert E. Lee's chief of artillery. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The word episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word, however, is used in religious contexts to refer to a bishop. ... Some Confederate soldiers The Confederate States Army (CSA) was formed in February, 1861, to defend the Confederate States of America, which had itself been formed that same year when seven southern states seceded from the United States (with four more to follow). ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. ... Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ...


Pendleton was born in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ...


Pendleton died in Lexington, Virginia, and is buried there in the Grace Church Cemetery (Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery). Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the state of Virginia. ... Stonewall Jackson For the 1960s country music artist, see Stonewall Jackson (musician); for the submarine, see USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634). ...


 
 

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