{⋆★⋆} BG Anderson, Robert Houston

Robert Houston Anderson

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Born: October 1, 1835

Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia

Father: John Wayne Anderson 1805 – 1866
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Mother: Sarah Ann Houston 1814 – 1868
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Wife: Sarah Clitz 1835 - 1906
(Buried: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Children:

Captain Robert Houston Anderson Jr. 1861 – 1901​
(Buried: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Education:

1857: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (35th in class)

Occupation before War:

1857: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, Infantry

1857 – 1858: Garrison Duty at Fort Columbus, New York

1857 – 1861: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 9th Infantry Regiment

1858 – 1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Walla Walla, Washington

1861: Resigned from United States Army on May 17th

Civil War Career:

1861: Lt. In the Confederate Army, Artillery​
1861: Major in Confederate Army, Artillery​
1861 – 1863: Assistant Adjutant to Major General W. H.T. Walker​
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 5th Georgia Cavalry Regiment​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Cavalry​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta Campaign, with the Cavalry​
1865: Participated in the Carolina's Campaign
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Occupation after War:

1867 – 1888: Police Chief of City of Savannah, Georgia​
1879: Member Board of Visitors at West Point Military Academy​
1887: Member Board of Visitors at West Point Military Academy​

Died: February 8, 1888

Place of Death: Savannah, Georgia

Age at time of Death: 52 years old

Cause of Death: Pneumonia Congestion

Burial Place: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia
 
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