|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1863|
Buried in Section 27 which contains the graves of 3800 former slaves who lived in Freeman's Village on the Arlington Estate after the Civil War. The words Citizen or Civilian have been inscribed on their tombstone.
___ Anderson, age 40, died of typhoid pneumonia on November 19, 1863, in Washington, DC.
Tim Dennee (see sources below) writes, "Born VA or MD. Quartermaster Dept employee. Resident of Fairfax Co., VA, or the Eastern Shore of MD before employment. Died 11/19/1863 at Dupuy Hospital. First buried 11/20/1863" in grave 10 at Giesboro Cemetery, which served the Giesboro cavalry depot and Camp Stoneman in Washington, DC. Giesboro Cemetery "was possibly attached to an earlier family cemetery and was used for the burial of Quartermaster Department laborers from October 1863 until November 1865. African-American burials there were re-interred in Section 27 of Arlington Cemetery in 1866."
Anderson's remains were transferred to Arlington on August 16, 1866, and placed in a grave originally numbered 17-24-6-C. He or she rests in section 27, a part of of Arlington originally set aside for African Americans.
Sources: Arlington National Cemetery records and "African-American Civilians Interred in Section 27 of Arlington National Cemetery, 1864-1867," Tim Dennee, via the website of the Friends of Freedmen's Cemetery of Alexandria, Virginia.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 27 Site 5046
Created by: Hope
Record added: Mar 22, 2009
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