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Addison Hiatt Sanders
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Born (1823-09-13)September 13, 1823
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died November 7, 1912(1912-11-07) (aged 89)
Marshalltown, Iowa
Place of burial
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862–1865
Rank Union Army LTC rank insignia.png Lieutenant Colonel
Union army brig gen rank insignia.jpg Bvt. Brigadier General
Unit 16th Iowa Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Other work Secretary of the Montana Territory

Addison Hiatt Sanders (September 13, 1823 – November 7, 1912) was a newspaper editor who joined the Union Army during the American Civil War. He became a Brevet Brigadier General before the war was over, and went on to become the Secretary of the Montana Territory.


Early life and career

Addison Sanders was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Woodward College. He purchased the Evansville Journal in 1848, and published the paper until 1856. He moved to Davenport, Iowa and was the editor of the Davenport Gazette before the start of the Civil War.

Military service

Sanders was commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel in the 16th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment on March 24, 1862. He was wounded at Corinth, Mississippi in October 1862, placed in command at Camp McClellan in Davenport, and was captured by the Confederates at Atlanta on July 22, 1864. He was released through a prisoner exchange. He was awarded the rank of Brevet Brigadier General on March 13, 1865. He left the army on April 27, 1865.

Later life and death

After the war, Sanders returned to Davenport where he became the postmaster. He served as the Secretary of the Montana Territory from July 1870-January 1871. Sanders died in Marshalltown, Iowa and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Davenport.

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