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Edwin Alexander Anderson
Birth: Jul. 16, 1860
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1933
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

Mexican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the United States Navy during the 1914 Vera Cruz, Mexico Campaign. He was awarded the CMOH for his heroism on April 22, 1914. His citation reads "For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, in command of the 2nd Seaman Regiment. Marching his regiment across the open space in front of the Naval Academy and other buildings, Capt. Anderson unexpectedly met a heavy fire from riflemen, machineguns and l-pounders, which caused part of his command to break and fall back, many casualties occurring amongst them at the time. His indifference to the heavy fire, to which he himself was exposed at the head of his regiment, showed him to be fearless and courageous in battle". His Medal was issued on December 4, 1915. Captain Anderson was also awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during his Navy service. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Edwin Alexander Anderson (1815 - 1894)
  Mary Coit Lillington Anderson (1823 - 1897)
  Mertie Mosely Lorain Anderson (1867 - 1940)
  Lorain Anderson (1889 - 1951)*
  William Alexander Anderson (____ - 1849)*
  Ellen Anderson (1843 - 1908)*
  Mary Anderson (1845 - 1858)*
  Margaret Young Lillington Anderson McKoy (1847 - 1917)*
  William A Anderson (1850 - 1912)*
  Eliza Lillington Anderson Harriss (1856 - 1947)*
  Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860 - 1933)
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Grave 3798
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Sep 07, 2001
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