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C.C. Sanders

C.C. Sanders

Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Christopher Columbus Sanders

(1840 - 1908)

Home State: Georgia

Education: Georgia Military Institute, Class of 1861

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 24th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 24th Georgia Infantry on 30 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in initial command of the Brigade at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 in the absence of Brigadier General Howell Cobb, but left the field unwell and exhausted before the end of the day and was relieved by Lieutenant Colonel McRae of the 15th North Carolina Infantry.

The rest 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 & 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. His picture from a photograph of unknown provenance posted to CWT by Kyle Reichle.


05/08/1840; Grove Level, Jackson County, GA


05/25/1908; Gainesville, GA; burial in 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]