John A. Sanders, age 27, enlisted as a Private in April 10, 1862 at Columbus, in Company A, 3rd Georgia Cavalry, he is later recorded as a Prisoner of War taken at New Haven, n.d., his file contains correspondence from his widow's, Eliza[?], attorney in Columbus, Georgia, dated December 15, 1862 which states he died November 4[?], 1862 [date is hard to read]
3rd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry
3rd Cavalry Regiment was organized by Colonel M. J. Crawford and mustered into Confederate service at Athens, Georgia, during the early summer of 1862. Some of the men were from Rabun, Whitfield, and Cherokee counties. It fought in Kentucky with General Wheeler, but at New Haven most of the unit was captured. A detachment saw action at Murfreesboro and after those captured were exchanged, the command was assigned to J.J. Morrison's, C.C. Crews', and Iverson's Brigade. It participated in the campaigns of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Atlanta, was involved in Northern Alabama and Georgia, and in 1865 participated in various conflicts in the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Their field officers were Colonels Martin J. Crawford, Richard E. Kennon, and Robert Thompson; Lieutenant Colonel James T. Thornton; and Majors Daniel F. Booton and Hiram H. Johnson.