From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Morton Sanders '63

Date of birth: 1841

Date of death: July 11, 1878

Age: ~37

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Morton Wilson Sanders was admitted to the Naval Academy from California on September 20, 1859 at age 17 years 3 months.


Morton "died suddenly of heart disease" while traveling "with his nephew and three ladies" in England.

He is buried in England.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Acting Midshipman, 20 September, 1859. Ensign, 25 November, 1862. Lieutenant, 22 February, 1864. Lieutenant Commander, 25 July, 1866. Commander, 11 April, 1877. Died 11 July, 1878.

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Class of 1863

Morton is one of 14 members of the Class of 1863 in Memorial Hall.