John M. Sandidge

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John M. Sandidge
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
1846-1855
Personal details
Born John Milton Sandidge
(1817-01-17)January 17, 1817
Carnesville, Georgia
Died March 30, 1890(1890-03-30) (aged 73)
Bastrop, Louisiana
Resting place Christ Church Cemetery
Bastrop, Louisiana[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth Gilmer
Profession Planter
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel
Unit Louisiana Bossier Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War

John Milton Sandidge (January 7, 1817 – March 30, 1890) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana.

Biography[edit]

Born near Carnesville, Georgia, Sandidge moved to Louisiana and became a planter. He served as colonel in the Mexican War. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1846-1855 and served two years as speaker. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1852.

Sandidge was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859). He served as chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims (Thirty-fifth Congress).

He served throughout the Civil War as Colonel of Bossier Cavalry. When Brigadier General Henry Watkins Allen was made Governor of Louisiana, he called Colonel Sandidge to his staff as Chief of Ordnance, the position he held until the close of hostilities. Sandidge surrendered the archives of the State by special request of Governor Allen. Sons, James and George Sandidge served in the Confederate Army.[2]

He died in Bastrop, Louisiana, on March 30, 1890 and was interred in Christ Church Cemetery.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "John Milton Sandidge". Find A Grave. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Evans, Clement Anselm (1899). Confederate Military History Volume 10. Confederate Publishing Company. p. 569. 

References[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Roland Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 4th congressional district

1855 – 1859
Succeeded by
John M. Landrum