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Sanders, John 1810-1858

Military engineer; born in Lexington, Ky., in 1810; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1834; became a captain in the engineer corps in 1838; was for several years engaged in improving the Ohio River and in the construction and repair of the interior defences of New York Harbor; served in the Mexican War, receiving the brevet of major for gallantry in the battle of Monterey; and later was engaged in improving the Delaware bay and river, and in constructing Fort Delaware. He published Memoirs on the resources of the Valley of the Ohio, etc. He died in Fort Delaware, Del., July 29, 1858.

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