(1841 - 1921)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry
He enlisted as Corporal in Company C, 16th Georgia Infantry on 13 July 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the side in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.
The rest 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 & 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.
7/12/1841; Elbert County, GA
11/7/1921 Hart County, GA; burial in 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]