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J.K. Orendorff, also listed as Orlendorff, enlisted April 3, 1864 under the command of Capt. J.L. McAllister in the Hardwick Mounted Rifles. A blacksmith by trade, Pvt. Orendorff served in Co. A as Bugler.

When the Hardwick Mounted Rifles were consolidated with two other units to make up the 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry, he was assigned to Co. K of the 7th. He was present on all rolls and on one roll was on "special service" but no details were given. Pvt. served the duration of the war and surrendered with Gen. Lee April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse, Va.

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