John R. Pendroy was a Civil War Veteran: Corporal - 3rd Colorado Infantry and the
2nd Colorado Cavalry .
Mathew Brady Civil War photograph: National
Archives and Records Administration: Records
of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer:
Record Group 111 - Camp scene showing winter huts and corduroy
roads. ARC Identifier: 524642
Mr. Pendroy was married at Perry in 1868, to Miss Josephine M. Terrell. This lady was born in Iroquois County, Ill. Feb. 4, 1850, and is the daughter of the Rev. Josiah Terrell, a pioneer minister of Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri. .... he joined a band of men bound for Denver, Colo., crossing the plains in twenty-seven days. He engaged in mining in that region until September, 1862. Then deciding to join the Union Army, he enlisted in the 3rd Colorado Infantry, serving until June, 1865, after the close of the war. .....he went with his regiment through Missouri to Iron Mountain, where they camped for a time, and were then ordered to St. Louis, Mo. At that point they were consolidated with the 2nd Colorado Regiment, and mounted as Cavalry, going thence to Sedalia, Mo., and engaged in scouting.
Image Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NPS_CW_at_a_Glance_Western_1864.jpg
Mr. Pendroy subsequently joined in pursuit after the Rebel General Price, and under Union General James G. Blunt's command participated in the battles of Lexington, Big Blue, Westport, Mine Creek and Newtonia, and followed General Price to the Arkansas River, and on the return march went up through the Cherokee Nation. Source: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson, Jefferson and Pottawatamie Counties, Kansas - Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens. 1890 - by Chapman Bros."
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