By Edward G. Longacre
One of the 1st Southern-born officials to provide his companies to the Confederacy. Pender first got here to prominence through the Seven Days’ Battles, whilst a couple of junior accomplice officials took daring motion to counter the battlefield error of a few in their better-known superiors.
Pender quickly constructed a name as Robert E. Lee’s favourite brigade commander. After extra able provider at Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Pender was once promoted to divisional command. Arriving at Gettysburg at the first day of the conflict, Pender’s troops from Georgia, South Carolina and his personal North Carolina performed a huge position in riding the veteran Union I Corps from the city. regrettably, Pender sustained what firstly appeared a minor wound later within the conflict and died of problems after the accomplice retreat again to Virginia. the lack of the less-populous Confederacy to interchange key figures comparable to Pender used to be a major reason behind the final word Southern defeat.