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Joseph Reid Anderson
Birth: Feb. 16, 1813
Botetourt East
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1892
Isle of Shoals
New Hampshire, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He attended West Point, graduating 4th in the class in 1836 and was assigned as an officer to the 3rd U.S. Artillery. Recognizing his engineering abilities he was assigned as an assistant engineer to the Engineer Bureau, Washington D.C. before being officially transferred to the Corps of Engineers in 1837. Deciding his engineering career would best be served outside the military he resigned his commission and accepted the position of assistant engineer of the State of Virginia. He was chief engineer of the Valley Turnpike Company and later with the with the Tredegar Iron Company which by 1860, was producing locomotives, boilers, cables, naval hardware and cannon. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he offered his services to the Confederacy and was commissioned a Brigadier General on September 3, 1861. He commanded Confederate forces at Wilmington, North Carolina and was in command of the 3rd Brigade in A.P. Hill's newly formed Light Infantry Division in the Peninsula Campaign. In actions at Mechanicville, Gaines' Mill, and at Frayser's Farm White Oak Swamp, he was seriously wounded on June 30, 1862. He resigned his commission in July 1862 and returned to run Tredegar Iron Company as supervisor until the end of the war. The ironworks remained under U.S. Federal control until 1867, when he again assumed duties as supervisor of the Tredegar Iron Company. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Sarah Elizabeth Archer Anderson (1819 - 1881)
  Mary Evans Pegram Anderson (1832 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Archer Anderson (1838 - 1918)*
  Joseph Reid Anderson (1851 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section MT, Lot 7
 
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Record added: Mar 03, 1999
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