Oh, wow, Brett.
What interesting developments you've presented.
You noted that Sanders was captured at Aberdeen on February 19, 1864. That was the very night that my ggg-grandfather was killed by Federal cavalry on the porch of his plantation (which was then looted and burned), roughly six miles northwest of Aberdeen.
Wasn't Sanders a Tennessean? If so, he would have been in Aberdeen on war business rather than for a wedding or some other social event.
If he was in Aberdeen on business, his cavalry company would have been with him, of course, but can we assume that his scout company (commanded by Capt. Thomas Flournoy) was there, too? If we can make that assumption, or verify it, that means my gg-grandfather was actually in the neighborhood when his father was killed by the Feds on the night of Feb. 19, 1864. We have records that say that people in Aberdeen could easily see the glow when the mansion burned, which means my gg-grandfather probably saw it, too.
This is MARVELOUS new information; I always thought he was in the Jackson area when his father was killed and (for reasons I cannot explain) I thought his unit was scouting for Forrest. Maybe those two points were assumptions that I've lived with so long that they now seem like fact.
Oh, wow. I've got to email all the cousins.