Price Camp SCV Price Camp SCV
Dr. Patrick Joseph Hardy, M.D.
by Gene Dressel

     The son of Samuel Walker and Mary Patricia (Blesener) Hardy. His Great, great, great uncle, Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker, was a  Texas Ranger  killed in the Mexican War in 1847, for whom the Colt “Walker” pistol is named. Dr. Hardy’s Great -grandfather, Captain John McKim Hardy, served in Company “A” of Colonel Kenton Harper’s Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Capt. Hardy was born on December 15, 1831 in Winchester, Virginia,  died on December 18, 1894 in Staunton, Virginia, and is buried in Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton.       Dr. Patrick J. Hardy is a graduate of St. Louis University Medical School, and served his Internal Medicine Residency at the Washington University Division of St. Louis City Hospital. He later served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, California. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Medical Corps, and is currently a Doctor of Internal Medicine, at the Medical Center of Florissant, Missouri. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the Missouri State Medical Society, and the St. Louis Medical Society. 

     Dr. Hardy served as Camp Commander from 1990 til 1993. During his administration the Camp made great strides forward; the membership increased from twenty members to seventy-five, a Camp Newsletter (The Army Argus) was established, observance of Confederate Memorial Day and The Camp Jackson Dinner were re-instituted, and the Sterling Price Birthday Dinner was established. In 1992 the Camp hosted the Missouri Division Convention under Commander Hardy’s leadership. In 1990 he founded the Major General John S. Bowen Chapter of the Military Order of Stars and Bars in St. Louis, and served as its Commander til 1993. Dr. Hardy served several positions with the MOSB including; Army of the Trans-Mississippi Commander from 1992 til 1994, Surgeon General from 1990 til 1992, and Quartermaster General from 1994 til 1996. Dr. Hardy has also served many State, Department  and National SCV positions including; Missouri Division Commander 1992-1994, Army of the Trans-Mississippi Commander 1994-1996, Army of the Trans-Mississippi Executive Councilman 1996-1998, Surgeon-in-Chief, 1992-1998, Chairman of the R. Clifton Brooks Medical Research Grant Committee 1992-2000, Chairman of the Graves and Monuments Committee 1996-1998, Co-Chairman of the 1998 SCV-MOSB National Reunion in St. Louis, Commander-in-Chief of the Society of the Order of the Southern Cross 1994-1996, and Chief of Staff from 1998 til 2000. During his long and distinguished service to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Dr. Hardy has been presented with many awards, including; The Jefferson Davis Chalice (1998), The Robert E. Lee Award, The Distinguished Service Medal and Certificate, The Meritorious Service Medal and Certificate, The War Service Medal, and the Commander-in-Chief’s Award. The Military Order of Stars and Bars also awarded him the General Albert Sidney Johnston Award, and the War Service Medal. 

     Dr. Hardy’s favorite recreational activities include; swimming, tennis, sailing, travel, steamboats and researching Confederate history. He is a Roman Catholic, and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the First Families of Virginia.