{⋆★⋆} BG Anderson, Samuel Read

Samuel Read Anderson

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Born: February 17, 1804

Birthplace: Bedford County, Virginia

Father: Robert Anderson

Mother: Mary Read

1st Wife:
Susan M. Miller 1799 – 1844
(Buried: Carter – Collier Cemetery, Gallatin, Tennessee)​

2nd Wife: Mary J. Parker 1812 – 1854
(Buried: Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​

3rd Wife: Sue Trousdale 1825 – 1888
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​


Robert J. Anderson 1842 – 1854​
(Buried: Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​
Mary E. Anderson 1845 – 1847​
(Buried: Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​
Mai Anderson Weakley 1857 – 1943​
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​

Occupation before War:

Businessman in Davidson County, Tennessee​
1846 – 1847: Served in the Mexican War rising to Lt. Colonel​
Worked for the Bank of Tennessee​
1853 – 1861: United States Postmaster for Nashville, Tennessee​

Civil War Career:

1861: Major General of Tennessee State Provisional Forces​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1861: Brigade Commander Battle of Cheat Mountain, Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Mountains of Western Virginia​
1862: Participated in the Defenses of Yorktown, Virginia​
1862: Resigned from Army on May 10, 1862 due to bad health​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General and Conscription Supervisor for Tennessee

Occupation after War:

Prominent Businessman in Nashville, Tennessee​
Active in Confederate Veterans Affairs in Nashville, Tennessee​

Died: January 2, 1883

Place of Death: Nashville, Tennessee

Cause of Death: General Disability

Age at time of Death: 78 years old

Burial Place: Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee
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