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W. P. Sanders
W. P. Sanders

Federal (USA)


William Price Sanders

(? - 1863)
Home State: Mississippi
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 6th United States Cavalry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Service Summary:
Brevet 2nd Lt, 1st US Dragoons, 1 July 1856;
2nd Lt, 2nd Dragoons, 27 May 1857;
1st Lt 10 May 1861;
Captain, 3rd US Cavalry, 14 May 1861;
To the 6th US Cavalry 3 Aug 1861;
Appointed Colonel, 5th Kentucky (Union) Cavalry, 4 Mar 1863;
Brig General of Volunteers, 18 Oct 1863;

The remainder of the War:
He died 19 Nov 1863 of wounds received 16 Nov 1863 in action before Knoxville, Tenn.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

More on the Web:
See a great article about that Nashville combat from Dorothy E. Kelly.

Birth State: KY    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1856    Class Rank: 41
Death Date: 11/19/1863    Death Place: Knoxville, TN    

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