Date of Birth:
April 12, 1831
Date of Death:
Oct. 16, 1862
U.S. Civil War
4th N.C. Infantry; and First Corps, 10th Regiment
Colonel (4th N.C.) and Brigadier General (First Corps)
Anderson graduated from West Point in 1852 after attending UNC. He was wounded at Malvern Hill and then later, on Sept. 17, 1862, at Sharpsburg. He died 29 days later.
The battle at Sharpsburg occurred during Lee’s first invasion of Maryland. Sharpsburg (Antietam) saw the single day’s heaviest casualties of the entire war.
Sources: GAA Alumni Records; North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster, N.C. Office of Archives and History; and Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, edited by Walter Clark, 1901.