2nd Corporal John C. Saunders was born ca. 1830 in Georgia.
In 1860 he was living near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida, along with his wife Mary and 4 children. He was by occupation a laborer, with a personal worth of $400.
He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on March 15th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida and was appointed as 2nd Corporal.
He was detailed to service as a nurse to remain in Florida with the company’s sick when the company left the state.
He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on May 1st, 1862, and rejoined the company between June 30th and November 12th, 1862. He was present on all rolls until between July 9th and October 31st, 1863 when he was reported sick in a hospital at Newnan, Georgia.
He was given a furlough of 35 days on November 12th, 1863, presumably to return to Florida to convalesce.
He died of disease in Florida on January 24th, 1864.