Christopher Columbus Sanders(1840 - 1908)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 24th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 24th Georgia Infantry on 30 August 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of the Brigade at Sharpsburg on the 17th in the absence of BGen Howell Cobb.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted Colonel of the regiment on 9 January 1864. He was wounded at Spottsylvania CH, and captured at Sayler's Creek in April 1865. He was imprisoned at Washington DC, then Johnson's Island, before being released in July 1865.
After the War:
He was a merchant and banker in south Georgia, then at Gainesville - founding and being President of the State Banking Company (Gainesville) by 1890.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic dates from Colonels1, with further details from Men of Mark2, which includes a later picture of him. His gravesite is online from Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 05/08/1840 Place of Birth: Grove Level, Jackson County, GA |
College: Georgia Military Institute Graduating Year: 1861
Death Date: 05/25/1908 Death Place: Gainesville, GA Burial Place: Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, GA
1 Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008 [AotW citation 1028]
2 Northern, William J., and John Temple Graves, Men of Mark in Georgia, 6 volumes, Atlanta: A. B. Caldwell, 1906-1912, Vol. 4, pp. 408 - 411 [AotW citation 1029]
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