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Alexander Burgess Sandefur
Lieutenant, G, H, F&S Companies, 17th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry


"Alexander Burgess Sandefur son of James, was born April 2, 1830, Henderson Co., KY. Pension File #SC258-536 state that he was enrolled in Company H, 17th Kentucky Volunteers under Colonel McHenry and Colonel Stout at Camp Calloway, Hartford, Kentucky on October 27, 1861. He was listed as a farmer, stout and able bodied, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, fair complexion, dark hair and blue eyes. He was seriously wounded, gunshot in right leg, February 15, 1862 at the battle of Fort Donaldson, TN. Promoted to Corporal, Co. H. in 1862; rejoined his company at Athens, AL in May 1862. Promoted to Sergeant, Co. H in December 7, 1862; then to Sergeant Major and finally to 1st Lieutenant Company G on September 17, 1864. He mustered out January 23, 1865 in Louisville, KY. (Vol. 1, p.940)"

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