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Pvt David H. Anderson
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Birth: 1837
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: unknown
Marshall County
Illinois, USA

On 13 Aug 1862 David H. Anderson when at the age of 25 joined the 86th Illinois Infantry Regmt, Company D, as a PVT. He joined in Trivoli, Illinois and was mustered in on 27 Aug 1862 in Peoria. David was mustered out on 6 Jun 1865 in Washington D.C.

He showed that he was from Rockingham Co, VA, married and a farmer. He was 5'10" had light hair & blue eyes.

On 9 Aug 1860 in the census for Trivoli, Peoria County, IL
David Anderson, age 22, b. VA, farm hand is with the Tuttle family. Note, there were 7 other Andersons from VA in Trivoli. Perhaps they were siblings.

On 8 Jul 1870 David and his family are shown in the 1870 census in the city of Henry. His occupation is teamster. Besides David there is:
Amanda, wife, age 26, b. MI
Claudia, dau, 4, IL

On 12 Jun 1880 the family are shown in the 1880 census again as residents of Henry, Marshall Co, IL. His occupation was shown as "restauraunt". Others were:
Sarah A. wife, age 36, b. MI
Claude dau, 14, IL
Willard son, 8, IL
Walter son, 6, IL
Burte son, 4, IL

In 1900 none of this family was in Marshall county, IL.


The below bio info is courtesy of Baxter Fite (#47203738). You may contact him by clicking on his name which is just below the above grave marker photo for David.

Private DAVID H. ANDERSON, Co. D, 86th Illinois

At the time of the 1860 census of Illinois, David H. Anderson is found working as a farmhand on the farm of Andrew and Mary Tuttle in Logan Township. Their Post Office is Trivoli, Illinois.
1846 Tuttle Andrew 39 M farmer 8,000 3,250 NY
1846 Tuttle Mary 26 F OH
1846 Tuttle Lyman 11 M IL
1846 Tuttle Charles 9 M IL
1846 Tuttle Frances 7 M IL
1846 Tuttle Mary 5 F IL
1846 Tuttle Sarah 4 F IL
1846 Anderson David 22 M farmhand 350 VA

David H. Anderson was married on __________ __, 18__ (c. 1861/62) to Sarah Amanda Veeder on January 5, 1862 in Stark County, Illinois. Sarah was born on January __, 1844 at __________, Michigan, the daughter of __________ Veeder and __________ (__________) Veeder. Five children were born to David and Sarah, four of whom were still living in 1900. Their children were;
1. Claude Anderson (daughter), born c. 1866
2. Willard E. Anderson, born November __, 1870; believed to be the Willard E. Anderson, who was born in 1871 and who died in 1952 and who was married to Alma M. ___________ and whose earthly remains were laid to rest in the Chillicothe City Cemetery in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois
3. Walter D. Anderson, born March __, 1874.
4. Burt Anderson, born c. 1875/76.

On August 13, 1862, David H. Anderson volunteered to serve in a company which was being raised in Trivoli, Illinois by James S. Bean for service in the Union Army. David listed Trivoli as his place of residence at the time he volunteered.

Rank PVT Company D Unit 86 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence TRIVOLI, PEORIA CO, IL Age 25 Height 5' 10 Hair LIGHT
Eyes BLUE Complexion LIGHT Marital Status MARRIED Occupation FARMER

Service Record
Joined When AUG 13, 1862 Joined Where TRIVOLI, IL
Joined By Whom J S BEAN Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out JUN 6, 1865
Muster Out Where WASHINGTON, DC Muster Out By Whom LT SCROGGS
Remarks N/A

On the afternoon of August 15th, Bean led about 90 Trivoli volunteers into Peoria, where they went into camp at Camp Lyon, near present day Glen Oak Park. On August 27, 1862, 83 of those Trivoli volunteers, including now Private David H. Anderson, were mustered in as Company D of the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. James S. Bean, who was elected by the men of Co. D to be their Captain, was elected and promoted to Major of the entire regiment, so the men of Co. D then elected Frank Hitchcock to be their Captain.
On September 7, 1862, the men of the 85th & 86th Illinois marched out the gates of Camp Lyon, through the streets of Peoria, with much fanfare, and boarded a train bound for Camp Joe Holt, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Four weeks later, the men of the 85th & 86th were in the field in Kentucky as part of Col. Daniel McCook's Brigade, chasing Confederate troops in Kentucky. On Oct. 8, 1862, the men of McCook's Brigade were engaged with those troops in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the 86th Illinois suffering their first casualties. There would be many more in the years to come.
After the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the Confederates withdrew from Kentucky and the men of McCook's Brigade marched on to Nashville, Tennessee, where the 86th would go into winter camp. The men of the 86th would remain in the Nashville area through the spring and summer of 1863.
During the next two years, Private David H. Anderson served faithfully in Co. D as the men of the 86th served in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. During this time, David was witness to and a participant in numerous battles and skirmishes, some of the bloodiest fighting in the Western Theatre of the war, including the Battles of Chickamauga, Georgia; Resaca, Georgia; Rome, Georgia, Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Peach Tree Creek, Georgia; Jonesboro, Georgia; Averasboro, North Carolina; and Bentonville, North Carolina, to name a few, and marched with Sherman to the Sea.
After the war came to a close, the men of McCook's Briagde marched on to Washington, D.C. where on the 24th day of May, 1865, they marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. on the 2nd day of the Grand Review. The surviving members of the 86th were finally mustered out of the service on June 6, 1865 in Washington and soon they were on a train bound for Chicago where they received their final pay and were discharged. By the end of June of 1865, the surviving members of the 86th were back with the families in Central Illinois

On July 8, 1870 David and his family are shown in the 1870 census in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. His occupation is teamster. Besides David there is:
Amanda, wife, age 26, b. MI
Claudia, dau, 4, IL

On June 12, 1880 the Anderson family are shown as residents of Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. His occupation was shown as "restauraunt". The rest of the family;
Sarah A. wife, age 36, b. MI
Claude dau, 14, IL
Willard son, 8, IL
Walter son, 6, IL
Burte son, 4, IL

At the time of the 1900 census, David and Sarah Anderson are found residing on N. Monroe Street in the 1st Ward, 4th Precinct, of Peoria Township in the City of Peoria, Illinois. Their son and daughter-in-law, Willard and Nola, reside with them. Living three doors down is their son, Walter D. Anderson, and his wife and son.
331 Anderson David H. Head Aug 1837 62 M 38 W. Virginia W. Virginia Virginia Spring (Mfg.)
331 Anderson Sarah A. Wife Jan 1844 56 M 38 5 4 Michigan New York New York
332 Anderson Willard E. Head Nov 1870 29 M 2 Illinois W. Virginia Michigan Upholsterer
332 Anderson Nola Wife Feb 1873 27 M 2 Illinois Maryland Indiana
335 Anderson Walter D. Head March 1874 26 M 3 Illinois W. Virginia Michigan Clerk
335 Anderson Maud Wife Dec. 1878 21 M 3 1 1 Ohio Ohio Ohio
335 Anderson Horace Son Nov. 1899 6/12 S Illinois Illinois Ohio

David H. Anderson died sometime between the 1900 census and the 1910 census. At the time of the 1910 census, Sarah resides at 264 Armstrong Avenue in Peoria, Illinois with her son, Willard. The date of April 26, 1910 is given in the Transcribers Notes in the census for Sarah. It is not known for certain what this date is, but, it may be the date she was widowed, that David H. Anderson died;
Armstrong 264 ANDERSON Willard Head 38 M2 5 Illinois West Virginia Michigan Upholsterer
Armstrong 264 ANDERSON Alma Wife 28 M1 5 1 1 Illinois Pennsylvania England
Armstrong 264 ANDERSON Harold Son 4 S Illinois Illinois Illinois
Armstrong 264 ANDERSON Sarah A. Mother 65 WD 5 3 Michigan New York New York April 26, 1910

The database for the 1929 Roll of Honor lists the following information about David H. Anderson;
ANDERSON, DAVID H., CIVIL, Co. D, 86 IL INF, Vol. 2, Page 233, MARSHALL Co., HENRY Cemetery

David H. Anderson is not listed as being buried in Springdale Cemetery in the 1956 Illinois Honor Roll.

I have never been able to find anything about David H. Anderson being buried in Springdale Cemetery and neither has any Find A Grave volunteer. However, David H. Anderson does have a marker in the Henry Cemetery in Henry, Illinois in Marshall County and I believe this is where he is actully buried.

Sarah Amanda Anderson is believed to have died in Peoria in 1922 and her earthly remains were buried in the Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois which made me wonder if there was ever even a marker for David H. Anderson in Springdale Cemetery, but has never been located. I still wonder where that 1929 information came from.

by Baxter B. Fite III

(Baxter would love to hear from anyone, especially descendants of the Anderson family, who might be able to add to the biographical material that we have on David H. Anderson and the Anderson family. Baxter would also love to see copies of any photographs of David H. Anderson that may have survived the years, especially any showing him in uniform from his days in the service, added to his Find A Grave site for all to see.) 
Henry Cemetery
Marshall County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Govt stone no dates, 86th Illinois Inf, Co D
Created by: The Ancestor Hunter
Record added: Oct 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16027626
Pvt David H. Anderson
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Pvt David H. Anderson
Added by: Baxter B. Fite III
Pvt David H. Anderson
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