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W. P. Sanders

W. P. Sanders

Federal (USA)


William Price Sanders

(? - 1863)

Home State: Mississippi

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1856;Class Rank: 41

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 6th United States Cavalry

Before Antietam

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 rest of the War

He died 19 Nov 1863 of wounds received 16 Nov 1863 in action before Knoxville, Tenn.

References & 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.


Date not known in KY


11/19/1863 Knoxville, TN