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Josiah Hardin Sanders
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Birth: 1829
McNairy County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov., 1864
Ellis County
Texas, USA

Josiah Hardin Sanders farmed between Wills Point and Flats, Texas when he enlisted in Ellis County and served in Baird's 4th Regiment (Showalter's) 4th Calvary AZ Co D as a private. He fought in several battles against the "Tory" Indians in what the Indians called the Trail of Ice at Round Mountain and other battles in the winter of 1863. Showalter's troops then went south to Cooke County TX and then to Galveston to fight the Yanks. One family book says Josiah Sanders died in 1863. However, he was in Regimental Reports as late as 1864.

In March 1864 the Regimental Report said he was sick in Ellis County since September 1863. In May 1864 he was discharged by General Magrauder because of sickness since August 1864. He was sick in Rio Grande City in August 1864.

Where or when he died or where he was buried we still do not know. But, he "fought bravely in the War". (The Josiah H Sanders buried in Arkansas is NOT him.)

*Concerning General Magrauder- After several disappointing battles "President Jefferson Davis reassigned Magruder to command Confederate forces in Texas.

Magruder enjoyed some success in Texas and partly restored his reputation when he captured Galveston in 1863. He spent the rest of the war in the West before fleeing to Mexico after the collapse of the Confederacy. He returned to the United States in 1867 and died in 1871."

I list Josiah Hardin Sanders, my great-great-grandfather, as dying in Ellis County without any proof other than he was sick there in 1864 per the Regimental Report. Maybe he died in Rio Grande City but no burial is listed. More info is welcomed. Don Giddens- Greenville TX a proud descendant. 
Family links: 
  John Sanders (1787 - 1858)
  Alexandria Abby Robins Sanders (1796 - 1866)
  Sarah Elizabeth Rushing Sanders (1836 - ____)
  Martha Jane Sanders Rabe (1853 - 1944)*
  Amanda Theresa Sanders Cox (1855 - 1930)*
  James Marion Sanders (1857 - 1913)*
  Marcus Lafayette Sanders (1860 - 1940)*
  Jefferson Monroe Sanders (1862 - 1952)*
  James Monroe Sanders (1818 - 1869)*
  Jincy Carter (1822 - 1902)**
  Louisa Jane Sanders Carter (1822 - 1902)*
  Josiah Hardin Sanders (1829 - 1864)
  Moses Marion Sanders (1838 - 1895)*
  Simeon Lafayette Sanders (1839 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Don Giddens
Record added: Jan 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46333787

- Rene Reynolds Sharrock
 Added: Dec. 16, 2011

- Mary Lambert
 Added: Oct. 2, 2011
Wishing you eternal peace, Josiah.
- Lyle Fulton
 Added: Jul. 23, 2011
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