Samuel Sanders


DeathFeb. 25, 1932
CemeteryRed Cloud (Red Cloud)
PostGarfield (Red Cloud)
Unit140th Illinois Infantry, Company F

Private Samuel Sanders

Company F, 140th Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)

Sanders (also spelled Saunders) was born in 1850 in New Boston (Mercer County), Illinois. Illinois records indicate that Sanders was 17 years old at the time of his enlistment. Based on his year of birth (1850), he was probably 14 years. He was residing in New Boston when he enlisted in the regiment on May 12, 1864. Sanders was mustered on June 18, 1864 and served until October 29, 1864. He was discharged at Camp Fry (Chicago), Illinois.

The 140th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois on June 18, 1864 for 100 days. The unit was assigned to Tennessee and was part of the repulse of General Forrest’s attack on Memphis on August 21, 1864. The regiment was mustered out on October 29, 1864.

Sanders died on February 25, 1932. He is buried in the Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud (Webster County), Nebraska. Sanders was a member of the Garfield Post (#80) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Red Cloud.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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