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Name:Erskine Douglas Sanford
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:Erksine Douglas Sanford, Class of 1865: Born- May 13, 1844. Matriculated from Fayetteville, North Carolina. At VMI 8 months over 2 years. At University of North Carolina 1860-61. Military Record: At VMI January 4-October 28, 1862 when he was dismissed. Enlisted for war January 1, 1863 in Cumberland County, North Carolina as Private, Company B, 2nd North Carolina Artillery (36th North Carolina State Troops). Transferred November 4, 1863 to Company B, 13th Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery. On leave early 1864. Seems to have been considered for position in CS Navy spring-summer 1864 when he went to Savannah, Georgia to appear before CS Navy examining board. Returned to unit. Post War Career: Cotton merchant. Died- c1918 in Houston, Tx. Buried in Corsicana, Tx.
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