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Civil War Soldiers - Sanders
|Sanders, William P.,
brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Lexington, Ky., Aug. 12,
1833. He was graduated in the U. S. military academy in 1856, became
1st lieutenant on May 1, 1861, and on the 14th of that month was
promoted captain in the 6th U. S. cavalry. He participated in the
battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Mechanicsville, and Hanover Court
House, during the Peninsular campaign, became colonel of the 5th Ky.
cavalry in March, 1863, and engaged in pursuit of Morgan's raiders in
July and August. He acted as chief of cavalry in the Department of the
Ohio in October and November, was appointed brigadier-general of
volunteers on Oct. 18, and took part in the actions at Blue springs
and Lenoir's station. Gen. Sanders was mortally wounded at Campbell's
station, and died two days later, Nov. 18, 1863, at Knoxville, Tenn.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908