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Federal (USV)


Thomas J. Sanford

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Bowdoinham, he enlisted in Richmond on 14 October 1861 and mustered as a Private in Company K, 1st Maine Cavalry on 2 November.

On the Campaign

He was assigned as an orderly to General Rodman at South Mountain and Antietam, where he had a horse killed under him on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was an orderly to General Taylor in the Fall of 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on 15 December, to Sergeant on 1 July 1863, and appointed First Sergeant in December 1863. He mustered out with the regiment in 1865.

References & notes

His service from Tobie.1


c. 1843; Bowdoinham, ME


1   Tobie, Edward Parsons, History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865, Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887, pg. 612  [AotW citation 25450]