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Confederate (CSV)


William Thomas P. Sanford

(? - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He appointed First Lieutenant of Company M, First Texas Infantry when they organized in Trinity County, and mustered for Confederate service on 5 May 1862 at Sumpter, TX.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the thigh in action on 17 September 1862 and probably died the same day.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 (as T.P. Sanford) and Simpson,2 who has him as William T. Sanford. Polley3 and Chilton, in Unveiling and Dedication of Monument to Hood's Texas Brigade (1910) have his as killed outright. Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. His full name from the Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors System database.


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1603]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 85  [AotW citation 21071]

3   Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pg. 315  [AotW citation 21072]