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Simeon Lafayette Sanders
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Birth: May 31, 1839
Tishomingo County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1908
Alcorn County
Mississippi, USA

Service Unit:1st Ark.Regt.-Confederate Veteran Magazine:v.18, p.218Text: S. L. Sanders was born in Alcorn County, near Corinth, Miss., in 1839: and died at Corinth October 31, 1908. He was reared in Mississippi, but moved to Arkansas prior to the great war. He enlisted in the 1st Arkansas Regiment, and served under Bragg and Johnston. During their severe campaigns he was wounded several times. Comrade Sanders was an extraordinary soldier. His patriotism and his manly courage made him conspicuous in the ranks, and he was often selected to carry the colors of the regiment at perilous times. In the battle of Murfreesboro his arm was shattered by a grapeshot, but, catching the flagstaff with the other hand, he heroically bore it throughout the fight, refusing to transfer it to another. Again, when the Confederate line was being pressed back by superior numbers, the colonel of the 1st Arkansas dashed up to Sanders and said, "Give me the colors!" but the ensign refused, saying: "Colonel, I am color bearer, and will carry the colors wherever you order."Mr. Sanders directly after the war married Miss Mary Young, daughter of I. P. Young, who survives him, with two sons and two daughters. S. L. Sanders was a humble Christian and a good citizen. [Sketch by G. W. Bynum, of Corinth, Miss.]


 
 
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 Parents:
  John Sanders (1787 - 1858)
  Alexandria Abby Robins Sanders (1796 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Pinkney Young Sanders (1850 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Sanders Blakemore (1875 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  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
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Henry Cemetery
Corinth
Alcorn County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Charles W. Sanders
Record added: Sep 15, 2009
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Sanders, Simeon Lafayette-Born:May 31,1839 Alcorn Co., Miss Died:Oct.31,1908 Corinth, Miss. Buried:Henry Cemetery, Corinth, Miss.Service Unit:1st Ark.Regt.-Confederate Veteran Magazine:v.18, p.218Text: S. L. Sanders was born in Alcorn County, near Corinth...(Read more)
- Paul V. Isbell
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Per Confederate Magazine Sketch:Sanders, Simeon Lafayette *d.Mississippi 1908-1st Ark., 185
- Paul V. Isbell
 Added: Mar. 5, 2012

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