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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born Ky)

William P. Sanders

(Ap'd Mis.)


William Price Sanders: Born Aug. 12, 1833, Lexington, KY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at San Diego, Cal., 1856‑57, — Ft. Leavenworth,

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 27, 1857)

Kan., 1857, — and Utah Expedition, 1857‑61.

First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 10, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in the

(Captain, 6th Cavalry, May 14, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 4‑5, 1862, — Action of Mechanicsville, May 24, 1862, — and Action of Hanover C. H., May 27, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862; on leave of absence, Nov. 28, 1862, to Feb., 1863; in Operations in Kentucky, Mar.

(Colonel, 5th Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers, Mar. 4, 1863)

to July, 1863; in Pursuit of "Morgan's Rebel Raiders," July‑Aug., 1863; and as Chief of Cavalry, Department of the Ohio, Sep.‑Oct., 1863, and in

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 18, 1863)

command of Brigade, 23d Army Corps, Oct. 23 to Nov. 20,º 1863, in Operations in East Tennessee, being engaged in the Action of Blue Lick Springs, Oct. 10, 1863, and of Lenoir, Nov. 14‑15, 1863, — and Combat of Campbell's Station, Nov. 16, 1863, where he was Mortally Wounded.

Died Nov. 19,º 1863, of Wounds received before Knoxville, Ten.: Aged 30.

Buried, Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

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