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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

William M. Saunders

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 31 year old physician in Central Point, Caroline County, he was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company H, 30th Virginia Infantry on 17 May 1861. He was elected Captain on 16 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

More on the Web

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead,1 which notes he was acting Adjutant, Mayo's Battalion (?). Service from Robert K. Krick's 30th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1983) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Birth

c. 1830

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18874]