Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1805-06-14
Death 1871-10-26
English

Biographical notes:

Major of U.S. First Artillery Regiment; commanding officer at Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C.

From the description of Civil War letter of Maj. Robert Anderson, 1861 Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71058375

American army officer.

From the description of Autograph orders signed : Athens, Tennessee, to Capt. G.S. Drane, 1838 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132419

Soldier, commander of Fort Sumter at the start of the U.S. Civil War.

From the description of Robert Anderson : miscellaneous papers, 1836-1864 (bulk 1860-1864). (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46719327

American. Union Soldier

From the guide to the Robert Anderson letters, 1842-1861, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Louisville native Major Robert Anderson graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1825 and served active duty in the Mexican-American War. Major Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter after thirty-four hours of Confederate attack, which began the United States Civil War. Promoted to Major General during the Civil War.

From the description of Major Robert Anderson collection, 1861. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 27837569

U.S. Army officer.

From the description of Papers of Robert Anderson, 1819-1948 (bulk 1836-1870). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131093

Biographical Note

  • 1805, June 14: Born, Louisville, Ky.
  • 1821 - 1825 : Cadet, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  • 1825: Second lieutenant, Third Artillery
  • 1825 - 1826 : Secretary to United States minister to Colombia
  • 1826 - 1828 : In garrison, Ft. Monroe, Va.
  • 1828 - 1832 : On ordnance duty
  • 1832: Served in the Black Hawk War
  • 1834: At Fort Constitution, N.H.
  • 1835 - 1837 : At United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  • 1837 - 1838 : In the Florida War
  • 1838: Aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott
  • 1838 - 1841 : Assistant adjutant general, Eastern Department
  • 1841 - 1843 : On Board of Officers to examine his "Instruction for Field Artillery"
  • 1845 - 1846 : In garrison, Fort Moultrie, S.C.
  • 1847: Served in Mexican War
  • 1848 - 1853 : In garrison, Fort Preble, Me.
  • 1853 - 1854 : Governor, United States Branch Military Asylum, Harrisburg, Ky.
  • 1855 - 1859 : Inspector of Iron Work, Trenton, N.J.
  • 1860 - 1861 : In command, Defences of Charleston, S.C.
  • 1861: In command, Department of Kentucky and the Cumberland
  • 1863: In command, Fort Adams, R.I.
  • 1865: Raised the flag at Fort Sumter, S.C.
  • 1871: Died, Nice, France

From the guide to the Robert Anderson Papers, 1819-1948, (bulk 1836-1870), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Governor
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Coast defenses--United States
  • Black Hawk War, 1832
  • Fortification--History--Sources

Occupations:

  • Army officers
  • Soldiers--United States

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)