Houston Sanders,- Pvt.
He was b. 20
Sept 1838 at Payne's Cove, Grundy Co., TN,
d. 9 May 1919;
son of Jacob SANDERS and Martha YATES.
He married Mary
E. CRABTREE and lived in Grundy. He went to his father's home in
Lincoln Co. after the war.
~ *He enlisted. 29 Apr 61 at Pelham, aged 20.
He was shot in the arm at Harper's Ferry. Promoted to 2nd Cpl. 20 Oct
62. After Gettysburg he was authorized to return home for the purpose
of raising a company. Furlough expired 23 Mar 64 considered to have
deserted. He raised a Company and was appointed Capt. Of Company C,
20th Tenn. Cav. In a battle in Madison County, AL, he had a leg broken
by a gunshot; at McMinnville, TN, a bullet passed through his chin; at
Selma, AL, he received a bullet in his thigh which he carried until his
death; and at the last-named battle, while in a hand-to-hand conflict
with sabers, his own weapon was cut in two, and thus left defenseless
he warded off blows with his hands until one of his comrades shot his
assailant, but his hands were badly cut. After the war he was elected
to the county court for eight years and in 1892 was elected Sheriff of
Grundy County. He applied for a pension from Franklin County after
1891.* He is buried in the old Baptist