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Confederate (CSV)


Swan Hardin Sanders

(1841 - 1921)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Corporal in Company C, 16th Georgia Infantry on 13 July 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the side in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

The remainder of the War:
Wounded again in the foot at Fredericksburg, Virginia December 13, 1862; in shoulder at Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863; in elbow at Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864. Wounded and captured at Deep Bottom, Virginia August 16, 1864. Released at Elmira, New York June 19, 1865.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Further details from family genealogists. There is a recent Confederate gravestone near his original stone at Mount Hebron which has his name as Swanson Homer Sanders.

Birth Date: 7/12/1841    Place of Birth: Elbert County, GA    
Death Date: 11/7/1921    Death Place: Hart County, GA    Burial Place: Mount Hebron Cemetery, Hartwell, Hart County, GA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12189]

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