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army officer

Richard Heron Anderson, American army officer. famous div. Served with United States Army during Mexican War, also on Western Frontier.

Background

Anderson, Richard Heron was born on October 7, 1821 in Statesburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of Doctor William Wallace and Mary (MacKenzie) Anderson.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1842.

Career

Served with United States Army during Mexican War, also on Western Frontier. Brevetted First lieutenant for services during Battle of Vera Cruz, 1848 resigned commission, 1861. Commissioned colonel 1st South Carolina.

Infantry Regiment, 1861, brigadier general Confederate Army, 1861. Brigade commander Army of Northern Virginia, 1862. Commissioned major general, 1862, div. commander.

Served in battles of Seven Pines, Seven Days, 2d Bull Run, Manassas, Harper’s Ferry, Chancellorsville, Crampton’s Gap, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor. One of 3 famous div. commanders of Robert E. Lee. Held temporary rank of Lieutenant general, 1864.

Employed by South Carolina. Railroad Company after Civil War. State inspector phosphates South Carolina.

Achievements

  • Famous div.

Membership

Served with United States Army during Mexican War, also on Western Frontier.

Connections

Married Sarah Gibson, 1850, 2 children. Married second, Martha Mellette, 1874.

father:
Doctor William Wallace Anderson

mother:
Mary (MacKenzie) Anderson

spouses:
Sarah Gibson

Martha Mellette