Historical Rosters Database
William Hunter SaundersRoster ID 705
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1858|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Hunter Saunders, Class of 1858: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 28, 1838 in Norfolk, Va. Father- John L. Saunders; Mother- Martha Bland Selden. No information on grandparents. No information on whether he was married or had children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 4, 1854; Resigned Nov. 4, 1854 deficient in studies. Military Record: Enlisted on April 21, 1861 at Richmond, Va. as Private in Co. D, 1st Va. Artillery (3rd Company of Rihcmond Howizers, Capt. B. H. Smith's Company); Enlistment extended to spring of 1862; Sick in Richmond, May-June 1862; In hospital in Farmville, Va. Sept.-Dec. 1862 (debility); Detailed June 22, 1863 as Acting Ordnance Sgt. with ordnance officer and served in that capacity for the rest of the War; Paroled at Appomattox. Careers: Merchant. Died- ca. 1887.|