|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1841|
St. Johns County
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 1915|
Edward Willoughby Anderson was a Cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., when the War Between the States erupted, and he resigned immediately. Although he was born in Florida, his ancestors were Virginians, so he proceed to Richmond, and was commissioned a lieutenant of engineers in the Virginia Provisional Army. He "served at Fort Norfolk, St. Helena, and Craney Island until the evacuation of that district, after which he was attached to the Army of Northern Virginia, participating in the battles of Cold Harbor and Malvern Hill.// After lying in a hospital for two months on account of injuries received at Cold Harbor, he rejoined the army and became assistant chief of ordnance on the staff of Gen. R.E. Lee. Subsequently he was made chief ordnance officer to Maj. Gen. W.D. Pender and after his death served in the same capacity on the staff of Gen. Cadmus Wilcox... Meantime he was commissioned captain of artillery in the regular army [C.S.A. and] was present at the engagements of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Mine [Run], and all the battles of the campaign of Petersburg and Appomattox.// Upon the surrender of General Lee's army he made his way to join Gen. J.E. Johnston in North Carolina; and when that army in turn was forced to yield to pressure of numbers and the fortune of war, he started for Texas with the intention of joining Gen. Kirby Smith." However, when he learned of "the news of General Smith's surrender... he returned to his home. In his later life he studied law, and was admitted to the bar, and was successfully engaged in practice in the city of Washington, D.C." He was a Past Commander of Camp 171, United Confederate Veterans, and helped found the Charles Broadway Rouss Camp, No. 1191. "He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in the Confederate section, Virginia group, in the shadow of the beautiful monument erected by the South to her heroes." Source: CONFEDERATE VETERAN, Vol. 23, No. 12 (Dec. 1915), p. 562.
Note: Grave stone reads only "E.W. Anderson, CSA"
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 16, Site 80-A
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: May 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69301012
Added: May. 15, 2012
Leon Edmund Basile
Added: May. 3, 2011
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