Page:Confederate Military History - 1899 - Volume 7.djvu/471

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colonel. At Fredericksburg he was under fire again, and during the Chancellorsville campaign he was conspicuous for gallantry at Salem church. At Gettysburg he was wounded in the knee by a minie ball. During the winter of 1863-64 he was president of the division court-martial. In the Wilderness (May, 1864) he led his regiment, and at Spottsylvania, in the famous charge of the Confederates for the recovery of the salient, after the fall of General Perrin, he led the brigade. For his gallantry on this occasion he was made a brigadier-general, May 31, 1864, and assigned to command of Wilcox’s old brigade, the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Fourteenth Alabama regiments. In an assault on the Federal lines, June 22, 1864, near Petersburg, General Sanders was the first to mount the hostile works. On this occasion the brigade captured more men than it numbered. At the battle of the Crater, July 30th, this brigade, being a part of Mahone's division, participated in the brilliant charge that retook the last position. At Deep Bottom he commanded his own and a North Carolina brigade. On August 21st General Sanders led his men in one of the fierce battles along the Weldon railroad. While advancing on foot, a minie ball passed through both his thighs, severing the femoral arteries. Without falling he said to his adjutant, Captain Clarke, "Take me back." On being removed a short distance he asked to be laid down, and in a few minutes breathed his last. He was buried in Richmond. One of the youngest general officers of the army, he had proved his fitness for command. A man of serene courage and unblemished moral character, he won general admiration.

Brigadier-General Charles Miller Shelley was born in Sullivan county, Tenn., December 28, 1833, son of William P. Shelley, a contractor and builder, who carried his family to Talladega, Ala., in 1836. At that place he was educated and brought up to his father’s trade. After