Charles was the twelfth child of Cynthia Holliday Sanders and Billington McCarthy Sanders. He was born December 28, 1845. In 1873 when he was 28 he married Julia Tharpe Denham, born February 7, 1853 near Eatonton, GA. Charles took his bride to Penfield where they reared their family and lived until the children were reared and moved away.
Charles was of slight build, fair coloring and brown eyes. The master of his domain, his lands and his servants, he was a man of temperment and high spirit. A kind and generous friend and benefactor but an exacting husband and father. Having been well educated, a graduate of Mercer University, he gave all of his children a college education.
His military record:
Enlisted in Macon, Ga 2/26/64 by Major Rowland for the period of the war. He wanted to be in the same outfit as his brother Dennis, so he was aboe to join Company "C" 3rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry at Orange Court House, VA....He was in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania (sic) Court House, Turkey Ridge, Cold Harbor and Petersburg on July 2, 1864. He was wounded at the Battle of the Crater July 31, 1864. Admitted to Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA and diagnosed as "vs Pack, M.B. (Minie Ball thru side of neck and out the back) He was furloughed for 30 days August 5, 1864. On December 1864 he was at Bellfield, February 6th & 7th 1865 at Hatcher's Run, wounded there. April 4, 1865 at Farmville, VA...He surrendered at Appomattoc Court House, VA on April 9, 1865..."
Charles Mallory Sanders died in 1919.