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Re: Cabaniss

Posted: 1356559075000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cabaniss
I'm the great granddaughter of Taylor Scott Cabaniss, so Sanford is my great great grandfather. I'm sorry to say that I don't know where Sanford is buried. One of my older cousins who was Taylor Scott's grandson remembers Taylor Scott saying he and his father were wounded somewhere in North Carolina. My cousin wasn't sure about the whole incident. I've often wondered if he actually survived the war and managed to return to Alabama. I did send off for their military records (National Archives & Records Administration
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One paper contained in the records was Sanford's pardon or parole from being captured in Vicksburg. He signed a pledge that if released he would no longer take up arms against the United States. Well, obviously he went back on his word there. If you obtain any more information on where he actually died or was buried please let me know.
After the war Taylor Scott married Dustomonia Howell and they and one of her brothers came to Milton,Florida, purchased 200 acres and had a large family. He must have kept in touch with his siblings in Alabama because in the early 1900's he and some of his children went to the Texas/Arkansas/Oklahoma area. It was there that my grandfather Marion Cabaniss met and married Jimmie Adeline Bradford. The family had to return home because of some trouble my grandfather and great uncle had concerning some Native Americans and card games.
I was in contact with another descendant of William Parks back in the 90's. If you email me I'll try to hunt up what info I have.
Here is a link to another thread on an message board from your line:
The Vetrans Administration has a database of Confederate & Union burial locations. Taylor Scott is listed but Sanford is not.
If in fact he did die in battle would there necessisarily be a grave? I know the Civil War was horrible, with more dead than we can comprehend. Didn't some of the soldiers end up in mass graves? I'm wondering if the National Archives may have more information, particularly since you have a location of the battle. Maybe at least there is a roll of the dead and wounded from that battle.
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