A 24th Georgia Cheer

Feb 11, 2018
Lynchburg, VA

New to the site, looking forward to engaging in conversations, trading information and learning. Retired after 32 years of active military service this past summer. Finally have time pursue my research of Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Christopher Columbus Sanders (C C Sanders) and the 24th Georgia. Hope to start or join conversations soon!


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Sergeant Major
Apr 1, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
Col. C.C. Sanders died at 4:45 o'clock Monday afternoon, after an illness of nearly three weeks. He was 68 years of age, having been born in Franklin, now Banks, county, 10 May 1840. Col. Sanders was reared in Banks county and secured his education at the Georgia Military Institute at Marrietta.

Col. Sanders entered the Confederate States Army of Northern Virginia from the Georgia Military Institute, Marietta, Georgia, in June 1861. Early in the war he was made Colonel of the 24th Georgia Infantry Regiment. He saw hard service until captured with McLaws' Division, Ewell's Corps at Sailors Creek, three days before the surrender of the Army, by Gen. Robt.E.Lee. He was a prisoner at Washington D.C. and on Johnson's Island. Col. Sanders was liberated by the Proclamation of President Johnson in July 1865. He was offered the rank of Brig. General, which he declined.

After the war Col. Sanders located in South Georgia, where he remained for a few years. He then came to Gainesville and went into the general supply business, continuing in this until 1889 when he organized the Sate Banking Company, of which he was the President up to the time of his death. This is one of the strongest financial institutions in Northeast Georgia, and it has had a remarkably successful career under his management. Col. Sanders was also interested in many other business enterprises of the town, and he had long been a potent factor in the development of Gainesville and this section.

In July 1871 Col. Sanders was married to Miss Fannie Scarboro, of Smithville, Georgia, two children being the result of this union, both of whom, Mr. R.J. Sanders of Gainesville, and Mrs. Hugh Price Hinton of Atheus, Georgia, together with his wife, survive him. Only one sister, Mrs. M.E. Cobb of Dalton, Georgia is living.

Col. Sanders was a consistent member of the Baptist church and for many years was a deacon. He was an enthusiastic Sunday School attendant, and until his last illness taught a large class. He was a liberal contributor to all charitable purposes and was a benefactor to many in this section.

Col. Sanders never sought public office. He was a trustee of Brenau college and was for many years a member of the City Board of Education. In other ways he served his people, all of whom he loved to the best of his ability.

Col. Sanders had, perhaps, favored more people in this section than any one man of his time. Hundreds are under obligations to him, and they will cherish his memory.

Col. Sanders was a member of the American Bankers Association and the State Bankers Association, and he often attended the sessions of these associations, being always a prominent figure. He made three trips to the old country, visiting almost every point in the Holy Land. He was a deep student of the Bible and his trips to the Holy Land were full of great pleasure and profit to him. He distributed to his friends several thousand booklets containing an account of what he saw and heard, his descriptive letters being full of interest.

Perhaps Col. Sanders took more interest in the annual Confederate reunions than any other public gathering. He often attended these reunions, many times carrying with him veterans who were unable to bear their own expenses.

The funeral services were conducted from the First Baptist church at 4 O'clock yesterday afternoon, by Rev. O.J. Copeland, assisted by Revs. C.T. Brown, J.C. Boone, and J.R. King. The services were unusually impressive and the remarks of the pastor were timely and appropriate. The floral offerings were magnificient, many having been sent from friends out-of-town as well as many beautiful ones from this city.

Messrs. H.B Smith, A.W. Van Hoose, John Carter, W.R. Winburn, Wm. Hosch, S.C. Dunlap, G.H. Prior, C.A. Lilly, and J.O. Adams were the pallbearers. The honorary escort was composed of a number of prominent citizens of the city.

The C.C. Sanders Chapter, Children of the Confederacy, as well as a large delegation from the Longstreet Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, attended the funeral. The body was tenderly laid to rest in the family plot at Alta Vista cemetery, the interment being in charge of Stow, Bell and Co. undertakers.

Many telegrams from friends in this and other cities have come to the family expressing deepest sympathy.



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Mar 15, 2013
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1st Lieutenant
Mar 22, 2009
Collierville, TN
I retired last December. I only spent 4 years in the military but My civilian career involved several aircraft design programs; E-4 Airborne Command Post, Bell AH-1W, and the armed OH-58D for deployment in the 1st Persian Gulf crisis.

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