Pender, William Dorsey

Life Span
to
Full name
William Dorsey Pender
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
2
Family
James Pender (father), Sarah Routh (mother), Mary Frances Shepperd (wife)
Education
West Point (US Military Academy)
Occupation
Military
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)
Confederate Army

William Dorsey Pender (American National Bibliography)

Scholarship
Dorsey Pender was one of the most outstanding North Carolinians in Confederate service. General A. P. Hill termed him "an excellent officer, attentive, industrious and brave." General Robert E. Lee felt that Pender's "promise and usefulness as an officer were only equaled by the purity and excellence of his private life." Later that same year, Lee paid an even higher tribute to the Carolinian. "I am gradually losing my best men," the commander wrote Jefferson Davis, beginning his list with the names "Stonewall" Jackson and Dorsey Pender.
James I. Robertson, "Pender, William Dorsey," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/04/04-00773.html.
Date Event
- Battle of Gettysburg
How to Cite This Page: "Pender, William Dorsey," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/6379.