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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 4 Browse Search
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Roll of honor, battles near Petersburg: Sergt. John H. Deaton, Company E. No. 89—( 1190) In Sanders' brigade, Mahone's division, General Lee's army, October 31, 1864, Maj. John P. Emrich in comma5, 1183) Mentioned in correspondence of General Lee and secretary of war, August, 1864. (1217) Sanders' brigade, Third corps, army of Northern Virginia, August 31, 1864; Col. J. Horace King commandi at Cold Harbor; and Captain Harris at the Crater. Among the other field officers were Cols. John C. C. Sanders and George E. Tayloe, Maj. Archibald Gracie, Jr., afterward brigadier-general, killed; t. A. B. Cohen, commanding companies; Lieuts. A. N. Steele and Michie mortally wounded; Capts. J. C. C. Sanders and W. C. Y. Parker severely wounded, also Lieuts. J. H. Prince and R. H. Gordon. (980d. (612) Referred to in General Wilcox's report of the battle of Fredericksburg. (1070) Col. J. C. C. Sanders in command of regiment. No. 39—(790) Wilcox's brigade, Anderson's division, Firs
eral Rodes was a most accomplished, skillful and gallant officer, upon whom I placed great reliance. Brigadier-General John C. Calhoun Sanders was the son of Dr. Sanders, a native of Charleston, S. C., and his wife, daughter of Dr. Matthew ThomsoDr. Sanders, a native of Charleston, S. C., and his wife, daughter of Dr. Matthew Thomson, of Anderson district. The parents moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where their son was born, April 4, 1840, and named in honor of South Carolina's great statesman. The parents soon after settled at Clinton, Greene county, and here their son was rearenth, Eleventh and Fourteenth Alabama regiments. In an assault on the Federal lines, June 22, 1864, near Petersburg, General Sanders was the first to mount the hostile works. On this occasion the brigade captured more men than it numbered. At the ge that retook the last position. At Deep Bottom he commanded his own and a North Carolina brigade. On August 21st General Sanders led his men in one of the fierce battles along the Weldon railroad. While advancing on foot, a minie ball passed th