Simeon Lafayette Sanders

Simeon Lafayette Sanders

Birth
Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA
Death 31 Oct 1908 (aged 69)
Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 42004491 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Charles W. Sanders
  • Added: 15 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 42004491
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Simeon Lafayette Sanders (31 May 1839–31 Oct 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 42004491, citing Henry Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Charles W. Sanders (contributor 46978292) .