★  Anderson, Robert

Robert Anderson

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Born: June 14, 1805

Birthplace: Soldiers Retreat Plantation, Louisville, Kentucky

Father: Lt. Colonel Richard Clough Anderson Sr. 1750 – 1826
(Buried: Anderson Family Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​

Mother: Sarah Marshall 1779 – 1854
(Buried: Anderson Family Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​

Wife: Eliza Bayard Clinch 1828 – 1905
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​

Married: 1846

Children:

Eba Anderson Lawton Unknown – 1919​
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​
Maria L. Anderson 1849 – 1925​
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​
Sophie Clinch Anderson 1852 – 1934​
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​
Robert Anderson Jr. 1859 – 1878​
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​
Education:

1825: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (15th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1825: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1825 – 1833: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1825 – 1826: Private Secretary to U.S. Minister to Colombia​
1826 – 1828: Garrison Duty at Fort Monroe, Virginia
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1828 – 1832: Ordnance Duty for United States Army​
1832: Assistant Inspector General of Illinois Volunteers​
1832: Served in the Battle of Bad Axe​
1832 – 1833: Ordnance Duty with United States Army​
1833 – 1841: 1st Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1834: Garrison Duty at Fort Constitution, New Hampshire​
1834 – 1835: Ordnance Duty with United States Army​
1835: Assistant Artillery Instructor at West Point Military Academy​
1835 – 1837: Artillery Instructor at West Point Military Academy​
1837 – 1838: Served in Florida against the Seminole Indians​
1838: Served in the Battle of Locha – Hatchee, Florida​
1838: Commander of Capture of forty – five Indians in Fort Lauderdale​
1838: Brevetted Captain for his service in Florida against Seminoles​
1838: Served in the Skirmish at the Everglades, Florida​
1838: Aide – de – camp to Major General Winfield Scott​
1838 – 1841: Brevet Captain and Assistant Adjutant General​
1838 – 1841: Assistant Adjutant General Department of the East​
1840: Translator from French Instruction of Field Artillery Foot - Horse​
1841 – 1844: Member Board to examine Instruction of Field Artillery​
1841 – 1857: Captain United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1845 – 1846: Garrison Duty at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina​
1846: Garrison Duty at Fort Marion, Florida​
1846 – 1847: Garrison Duty at Fort Brooke, Florida​
1847: Served in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico​
1847: Served in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico​
1847: Served in the Skirmish at Amazoque, Mexico​
1847: Wounded during the Battle of Molino Del Rey, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Battle of Molino Del Rey​
1847 – 1848: Disabled by his Wounds​
1848 – 1853: Garrison Duty at Fort Preble, Maine​
1849 – 1851: Member Board of Officers to devise Siege Instruction​
1853 – 1854: Governor of Harrodsburg Branch Military Asylum​
1854 – 1855: Member Board for the Armament of Fortifications​
1855 – 1859: Inspector of Iron Works manufactured in Trenton, New Jersey​
1857 – 1861: Major of United States Army, 1st Artillery​
1859 – 1860: Member board to arrange Instruction at Fort Monroe​
1860: Member Commission to examine Instruction at West Point​
1860: Translator of Evolutions of Field Batteries​
Civil War Career:

1857 – 1861: Major United States Army, 1st Artillery​
1860 – 1861: Commander of Defenses in Charleston, South Carolina​
1860 – 1861: Commander of Defenses of Fort Sumter, South Carolina​
1861: Surrendered Fort Sumter on April 14th
1861 – 1863: Brigadier General in United States Army​
1861: Union Army Commander of Department of Kentucky​
1861: Union Army Commander of Department of the Cumberland
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1863: Commander of Fort Adams, Rhode Island​
1863 – 1869: Staff Officer of General Commanding Eastern Dept.​
1863: Retired from active service in United States Army on Oct. 27th
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service at Fort Sumter​
1865: Returned to Charleston, South Carolina, and Fort Sumter​

1865: Raised the American Flag over Fort Sumter after Lee’s Surrender​

Occupation after War:
1869 – 1871: Companion of Military Order of the Loyal Legion​
1870 – 1871: Traveled to Dresden, Germany and Nice, France​

Died: October 26, 1871

Place of Death: Nice, France

Cause of Death: Bad Health

Age at time of Death: 66 years old

Burial Place:
U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York
 
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Polloco

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The accompanying news article states that he moved his troops "one April night,in an open boat" from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter. I always thought the garrison was moved from fort to fort a long time before April. Another thing about the article that is puzzling is how a professional newspaper misspelled Sumter. They called it Sumpter.
 
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