Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Andersons in:
 • Arlington National Cemetery
 • Arlington
 • Arlington County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Edwin Anderson
Birth: Jul. 16, 1860
Death: Sep. 23, 1933

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) 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Grave 3798
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Sep 07, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5746379
Edwin Anderson
Added by: katzizkidz
Edwin Anderson
Added by: Don Morfe
Edwin Anderson
Cemetery Photo
Added by: James Seidelman
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Lazer
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014

 Added: May. 26, 2014

- Lazer
 Added: Mar. 11, 2014
There are 61 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 26 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service