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SANDERS, William Price, soldier, born in Lexington, Kentucky, 12 August, 1833" died in Knoxville, Tennessee, 18 November, 1863. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1856, became 1st lieutenant, 10 May, 1861, and on the 14th of that, month captain of the 6th United States cavalry. He engaged in the battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Mechanics-ville, and Itanover Court-House during the Virginia peninsular campaign, became colonel of the 5th Kentucky cavalry in March, 1863, was in pursuit of Morgan's raiders in July and August, was chief of cavalry in the Department of the Ohio in October and November, and participated in the act.ions at Blue Lick Springs, Lenori, and Campbell's Station, where he was mortally wounded, He became brigadier-general of volunteers, 18 October, 1863.
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