See also:American soldier, was
See also:born in South Carolina on the 7th of
See also:October 1821 . Graduating at West Point in 1842, he served in the Mexican War (in which he won the brevet of first
See also:lieutenant) and in the Kansas troubles of 1856-1857,becomingfirst lieutenant in 1848 and captain in 1855 . At the outbreak of the
See also:Civil War in 1861 he resigned his commission in the U.S. army, and entered the Confederate service as a brigadier-general, being promoted major-general in
See also:August 1862 and lieutenant-general in May 1864 . With the exception of a few months spent with the army under
See also:Bragg in 1862,
See also:Anderson's service was wholly in the Army of
See also:Northern Virginia . Under
See also:Lee and
See also:Longstreet he served as a divisional
See also:commander in nearly every
See also:battle from 1862 to 1864, winning especial distinction at
See also:Chancellorsville and
See also:Gettysburg . When Longstreet was wounded at the battle of the
See also:Wilderness, Anderson succeeded him in command of the 1st
See also:corps, which he led in the subsequent battles . His services at the battle of
See also:Spottsylvania (q.v.) were most important . He remained with the army, as a corps commander, to the close of the war, after which he retired into private
See also:life . He died at
See also:Beaufort S.C. on the 26th of
See also:June 1879 .
MARY ANDERSON (1859– )
ROBERT ANDERSON (1750–1830)
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