John M. Sandidge
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Louisiana's 4th district
March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859
|Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives|
John Milton Sandidge
January 7, 1817
|Died||March 30, 1890 (aged 73)|
|Resting place||Christ Church Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth Gilmer|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army|
|Years of service||1861-1865|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
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.
He died in Bastrop, Louisiana, on March 30, 1890 and was interred in Christ Church Cemetery.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 4th congressional district
1855 – 1859
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