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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1834

Vol. I

(Born Ky.)

John Sanders​a

(Ap'd Fla.)


Born 1810.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1834, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1834.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in building the Cumberland Road in Indiana,  p568 1834‑36, — and of repairs of fortification in New York harbor, 1836;

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sep. 30, 1836)

as Superintending Engineer of the improvement of the Ohio River above Louisville, Ky., 1836‑41 — of the repairs of the interior defenses of

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Dec. 7, 1838)

New York harbor, 1841‑44; as Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1844; in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1845; in procuring transport steamers on the Western Rivers, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — and Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847; and as

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Delaware, Del., 1847‑56, — of the repairs of Harbor Improvements in Delaware River and Bay, 1852‑56, — of Ft. Taylor, Key West harbor, Fla., 1856‑57, — and Ft. Delaware, Del., 1857‑58.

Died, July 29, 1858, at Ft. Delaware, Del.: Aged 48.

Buried, Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a He is the subject of an 1860 biography by Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.James Morton.

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