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Col Robert Anderson
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Birth: May 17, 1817
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1876
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

"Colonel Robert Anderson was born in New York State, May 17th, 1817 and settled in Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania when quite young. On completion of his education Robert Anderson moved to Pittsburg and secured a clerkship in the Post Office in the year 1840, and he served in that position until the breaking out of the war with Mexico in 1847, when he volunteered in the Duquesne Grays, enlisting as a Private. After the war he returned to Pittsburg and resumed his position in the Post Office, being promoted to Chief Clerk. In 1852 he was appointed Postmaster by President Franklin Pierce, a position held until 1858, when he resigned to engage in business. On the breaking out of the War Of The Rebellion, Anderson served as Captain of Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, and was Colonel of the same Regiment. In 1866 he again entered the Post Office as Chief Clerk, under Postmaster Wade Hampton. He remained in this position until 1872, when he resigned.
He died June 17th, 1876."
 
 
Note: Historical Data Systems. Colonels In Blue, Personal Research
 
Burial:
Saint Mary's Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 5
 
Created by: Schott Family
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38644598
Col Robert Anderson
Added by: Schott Family
 
Col Robert Anderson
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"Those Great American's In Dirty Shirt Blue
- Sgt Ted Myers
 Added: Sep. 14, 2009
Rest in Peace.
- Glenda Ragan
 Added: Sep. 15, 2009
 
 
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