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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1862

Vol. II

(Born O.)

James A. Sanderson

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1858, to June 17, 1862, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 17, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑64: in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), July‑Aug., 1862; in camp about Alexandria, Va., Aug. to Oct., 1862; on March to Falmouth, Va., Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863; at New York city, pending Draft Riots, July 19 to Oct. 13, 1863; in the Department of the Gulf, Nov. 7, 1863, to Apr. 11, 1864; at New Iberia and Franklin, La., Nov., 1863, to Mar., 1864, and engaged in the Red River Campaign, Mar.‑Apr., 1864, participating in the Combat of Sabine Cross-roads, Apr. 8, 1864, — and Battle of Pleasant Hill, Apr. 9, 1864, where he how Mortally Wounded.

Died, Apr. 10, 1864,
of Wounds Received at the Battle of Pleasant Hill, La.: Aged 23.

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