751……(Born Ky.)                             John Sanders                       (Ap’d Fla.)…………2

 

          Military History.  – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1834, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1834.

          Served:  as Asst. Engineer in building the Cumberland Road in Indiana, 1834-36, -- and of repairs of fortification in New York harbor, 1836;

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sep. 30, 1836)

as Superintending Engineer of the improvement of the Ohio River above Louisville, Ky., 1836-41 – of the repairs of the interior defenses of

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Dec. 7, 1838)

New York harbor, 1841-44; as Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1844; in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1845; in procuring transport steamers on the Western Rivers, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846-47, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey,

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Delaware, Del, 1847-56, -- of the repairs of Harbor Improvements in Delaware River and Bay, 1852-56, -- of Ft. Taylor, Key West5 harbor, Fla., 1856-57, -- and Ft. Delaware, del., 1857-58.

Died, July 29, 1858, at Ft. Delaware, Del.:  Aged 48.


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