{⋆★⋆} BG Anderson, George Burgwyn

George Burgwyn Anderson

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Born: April 12, 1831

Birthplace: Orange County, North Carolina

Father: William Edward Anderson 1805 – 1852
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, North Carolina)​

Mother: Frances Eliza Bush “Eliza” Burgwin 1808 – 1839
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, North Carolina)​

Wife: Mildred Butler Ewing 1838 – 1899
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​


Ewing Anderson 1861 – 1862​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​
George Burgwin Anderson Jr. 1862 – 1910​
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​


Attended University of North Carolina​
1852: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (10th​ in class)​

Occupation before War:

1852 – 1854: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 2nd​ Dragoons​
1852 – 1853: At Cavalry School of Practice​
1853: Served on Pacific Railroad Reconnaissance​
1854 – 1855: Frontier Duty at Fort Chadbourne, Texas​
1854 – 1855: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 2nd​ Dragoons​
1855 – 1861: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, 1st​ Dragoons​
1855 – 1856: Frontier Duty at Fort Riley, Kansas​
1856: Frontier Duty at Indianola Depot, Texas​
1856 – 1857: Recruiter for United States Army​
1857: Adjutant United States Army, 2nd​ Dragoons Regiment​
1858 – 1859: Adjutant at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas​
1860: Served at Fort Crittenden Utah and Fort Kearny, Nebraska.​
1860 – 1861: Recruiter for United States Army.​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on April 25th​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 4th​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Confederate Commander of Confederate Garrison, Manassas, Virginia.
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1862: Participated in the Battle of Williamsburg​
1862: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Seven Days Campaign​
1862: Wounded in the hand during Battle of Malvern Hill​
1862: Served in the Defenses around Richmond, Virginia​
1862: Wounded in the foot during the Battle of Antietam​

October 16, 1862

Place of Death: Raleigh, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Shock following amputation

Age at time of Death: 31 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
Just before being promoted to brigadier he commanded General Featherston's brigade. Featherston was wounded at Glendale and this may have been one of the brigades which was scheduled to be turned over to Carnot Posey.