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Maj. Gen. Richard Anderson



Born: October 7, 1821

Sumter County, South Carolina

Died: June 26, 1879

Beaufort, South Carolina

Maj. Gen. Richard Anderson

July 1842: West Point Graduate

July 1842: Brevet 2nd Lieutenant

July 16, 1844: 2nd Lieutenant

August 17, 1847: Brevet1st Lieutenant

July 13, 1848: 1st Lieutenant

March 3, 1861: Resigned U.S. Army

1861: Colonel, CSA

July 19, 1861: Brigadier General

July 14, 1862: Major General

May 31, 1864: Temporary Lieutenant Colonel

July 1842: West Point Graduate - 40 out of 56 cadets  -  Brevetted 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Dragoons

1843-1844: Several posts on the Western Front

July 16, 1844: Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant

1844-1845: Served at Fort Jessup, Louisiana

1845: Military occupation of Texas

1846: Recruiting Duty

1846-1848: Mexican-American War

March 9-29, 1847: Siege of Veracruz

June 9, 1847: Skirmish near La Hoya

August 19, 1847: Battle of Contresas

August 20, 1847: Skirmish near San Augusin Altapulco

September 8, 1847: Battle of Molina del Rey

For bravery at the skirmish at San Agustin - Brevet promotion to 1st Lieutenant effective August 17th

September 12-14, 1847: Capture of Mexico City

July 13, 1848: Promoted to 1st Lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Dragoons

1849-1850: Stationed at Carlisle Barracks

1851-1852: Recruiting Duty

1852-1858: Frontier Duty

1858-1859: Utah War

1859-1861: Fort Kearny, Nebraska

March 3, 1861: Resigned U.S. Army

Colonel of 1st South Carolina Regulars

Given command of Charleston Harbor after the fall of Fort Sumter

July 19, 1861: Promoted to Brigadier General and transferred to Pensacola, Florida

March-July 1862: Peninsula Campaign - Temporarily assuming Division command at Seven Pines under Gen. Longstreet

July 14, 1862: Promoted to Major General

August 29-30, 1862: 2nd Battle of Bull Run

September 17, 1862: Battle of Antietam - Command of the Sunken Road or Bloody Lane. Was wounded in the thigh and left the battle.

December 13, 1862: Battle of Fredericksburg

Division saw light engagements

May 18, 1863: Battle of Chancellorsville: pressed the Union left while Lieut. Gen. Stonewall Jackson attacked the Union right flank

July 1-3, 1863: Battle of Gettysburg

July 2, 1863: Anderson's Division attacked near the Union center. Anderson's  right was successful attacking Union Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Humphrey's III Corps Division along Emmitsburg Road

July 3, 1863: Anderson's Brigade participated in the late minutes of Pickett's charge, but was driven back

Spring 1864: Battle of the Wilderness, Longstreet was severely wounded and Anderson took hi place commanding the I Corps

May 9-21, 1864: Anderson reached his objective and held it away from the Union during heavy fighting

May 31, 1864: Promoted to Temporary Lieutenant General

June 3, 1864: Battle of Cold Harbor

Siege of Petersburg

April 6, 1865: Battle of Saylor's Creek

April 9, 1865: Battle of Appomattox Court House

September 27, 1865: Pardoned

Boatner, Mark M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1967. p 14

Richard H. Anderson (General). 23 May 2022. web. 8 June 2022.

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray Lives of the Confederate Generals. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1992. p 8-9

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