1-8-21 who am I

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Who am I ? Aaron Anderson (Sanderson); Landsman serving on the USS Wyandank. His last name was erroneously entered into the ship's logs as "Sanderson", which is spelled that way in his CMoH citation: "Served on board the U.S.S. Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865. Participating with a boat crew in the clearing of Mattox Creek, Landsman Sanderson carried out his duties courageously in the face of a devastating fire which cut away half the oars, pierced the launch in many places, and cut the barrel off a musket being fired at the enemy."

Sources: https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/aaron-sanderson and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron...anderson (1811,decoration, the Medal of Honor
 

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