{⋆★⋆} LG Anderson, Richard H.

Richard Heron “Fighting Dick” Anderson

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Born: October 7, 1821

Birthplace: Sumter County, South Carolina

Father: Dr. William Wallace Anderson 1789 – 1864
(Holy Cross Episcopal Church Statesburg, South Carolina)​

Mother: Mary Jane MacKensie 1788 – 1832
(Buried: Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery, Stateburg, South Carolina)

1st Wife: Sallie Gibson 1830 – 1872
(Buried: Saint Lawrence Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​

Married: Estimated... Pre-1852

2nd Wife: Martha Ellen Mellett 1855 – 1928
(Buried: High Hills Baptist Church Cemetery, Stateburg, South Carolina)​

Married: December 24, 1874

Children:

Richard Gibson Anderson 1852 – 1898​
(Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, South Dakota)​
Sarah Gibson “Sallie” Anderson Blanding 1857 – 1949​
(Buried: Sumter Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina)​

Education:

1842: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (40th out of 56)​

Occupation before War:

1842 – 1844: Brevet 2nd Lt. in United States Army, 1st Dragoons​
1842: Attended Cavalry School of Practice, Carlisle, Pennsylvania​
1843: Frontier Duty at Little Rock, Arkansas​
1843: Frontier Duty at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory​
1843: Participated in the March to Fort Washita, Indian Territory​
1843: Escorting Indian Agent to the Red River​
1843 – 1844: Frontier Duty at Fort Washita, Indian Territory​
1844 – 1848: 2nd Lt. in United States Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1844 – 1845: Frontier Duty at Fort Jesup, Louisiana​
1845 – 1846: Served in the Mexican American War​
1847: Served in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico​
1847: Participated in the Battle of Contreras, Mexico​
1847: Participated in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mexico​
1847: Served in the Capture of Mexico City, Mexico​
1848 – 1855: 1st Lt. In United States Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1849 – 1850: Recruiter at Cavalry School of Practice, Carlisle, Pennsylvania​
1850 – 1852: Recruiting Service for United States Army​
1852 – 1853: Frontier Duty at Fort Graham, Texas​
1853 – 1854: Frontier Duty at Fort McKavett, Texas​
1854: Frontier Duty at San Antonio, Texas​
1855 – 1861: Captain in United States Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1855 – 1856: Frontier Duty at Fort Riley, Kansas Territory​
1856 – 1857: Served in the Bleeding Kansas Affair​
1858: At Cavalry School of Practice, Carlisle, Pennsylvania​
1858 – 1859: Served in the Utah Expedition​
1859 – 1861: Frontier Duty Fort Kearney, Nebraska​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on March 3rd​

Civil War Career:
1861: Colonel of 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army, Infantry​
1861: Wounded in left elbow during Battle of Santa Rosa Island, Florida​
1862: Participated in the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines​
1862: Participated in the Seven Days Campaign in Virginia​
1862 – 1864: Major General of Confederate Army, Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland, wounded in thigh​
1862: Not heavily engaged during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Heavily Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Commander of the First Army Corps, Army of Northern Virginia​
1864: Participated in the Overland Campaign​
1864: Heavily Participated in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Cold Habor​
1864: Promoted to the rank of Temporary Lt. General of Infantry​
1864: Reverted back to rank of Major General after Longstreet returned​
1864 – 1865: Commander of Fourth Army Corps, Army of Northern Virginia​
1865: Heavily Participated in the Battle of Saylor's Creek, Virginia​
1865: Pardoned by the United States Government, but no sign of a Parole
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Occupation after War:

1866 – 1868: Planter in Stateburg, South Carolina​
1868 – 1878: Railroad Agent for South Carolina Railroad​
1879: South Carolina State Phosphate Inspector & Agent​

Died: June 26, 1879

Place of Death: Beaufort, South Carolina

Cause of Death: Sudden death

Age at time of Death: 57 years old

Burial Place: Saint Helena's Episcopal Church, Beaufort, South Carolina
 
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A 4th Corps was created by Lee in October of 1864. Anderson,as temporary Lt.General, was given command.After Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865 the 4th Corps survivors were merged with the 2nd Corps,leaving Anderson without a Command. The only further command he had for the war was of Hannon's Cavalry Brigade.
 
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