JOSEPH PEARSON SANDERS (aka JOSEPH P. SAUNDERS) was born in NC. He became a bona fide resident of the State of Mississippi. His post office was RT.8 No.3 Perry County, Richton, MS, He enlisted in the 13TH MS INFANTRY CO.B, THE WAYNES RIFLES from Wayne County, MS. This was Co.C the first year, reorganized at YORKTOWN, VA on April 26, 1862. He served in BRIG. GENERAL WILLIAM BARKSDALE'S BRIGADE, LONGSTREET'S 1ST CORPS, under the command of GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE of THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA. The 13TH MS INFANTRY was present at APPOMATTOX COURTHOUSE when GENERAL LEE surrendered on April 9, 1865. He was paroled at APPOMATTOX.
JPS was wounded 2 times during the Civil War. He was shot through the right arm and hip. At the Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862 (severe wound) and the Skirmish at Berryville, Sept. 4, 1864 (wound). (I am not sure which wound occured first or where). He got a hernia from his hip wound and his hands frozen at Knoxville, Nov/Dec, 1863. The wounds and injuries he substained kept him from earning a support. According to his death certificate, his occupation, he was a retired farmer.
After the Civil War, JPS married Mary (Polly) Evertt in 1865. They had 8 children, only 5 lived. They homesteaded in the early 1870s in Clarke County, MS. After his wife's death around 1907-11, he went to live with his oldest son Jehu. JPS filed for his pension in 1916. When Jehu died in 1917, he went to live at BEAUVOIR CONFEDERATE VETERANS' HOME on July 1, 1917, he was 86 years old. He died there in 1927 at the age of
96 and is buried at BEAUVOIR CONFEDERATE CEMETERY.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
STEPHEN R. MALLORY 1315 PENSACOLA, FL
WILLIAM M. CARNEY 2088 CANOE, AL
INFORMATION SOURCE: COPY OF PENSION APPLICATION, DEATH CERTIFICATE & FAMILY RECORDS
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