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SANDERS, John, engineer, born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1810; died in Fort Delaware, Delaware, 29 July, 1858. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1834, became captain in the engineer corps in 1838, and for inany years was engaged in improving the Ohio river, and in the construction and repair of the interior defences of New York harbor. During the Mexican war he participated in the battles of Monterey and Vera Cruz, and received the brevet of major for gallantry in the first-named action. He subsequently was employed in the improvements on Delaware bay and riw;r, and in constructing Fort Delaware. He published " Memoirs on the Resources of the Valley of the Ohio" (New York, 1844), and a translation of Fran-9ois F. Poncelet's " 5Iemoir of the Stability of Re-vetements and their Foundation" (1850).
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