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Joel Pardue (abt 1816 - abt 1885) served as a private in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Joel Pardue was born about 1816 in Wilkes County, North Carolina to Robert and Martha (Langford) Pardue. He married Jennette [last name unknown]. No additional information about his personal life has been located.

Civil War service

Pardue enlisted as a private in Company G on November 1, 1864 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in July 29, 1865 at Knoxville, Tennessee.

He is described as "48 years old", 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Pardue is listed as present for duty until he became sick on May 1, 1865; it was not recorded when he returned to duty.

Pardue mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been never been paid and was owed a $100 bounty.

Post-war life

Pardue probably died about 1885; his grave has not been located. His wife applied for a widow's pension on September 1, 1891 and Malinda E. Davis applied for a minor's pension on February 4, 1885.[1]


  1. It is likely that Malinda Davis, who applied for a pension first, is his daughter and that Jennette is his second wife.