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Pvt John Anderson
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1828
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1864
North Platte
Lincoln County
Nebraska, USA

He was a trooper of the 7th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry stationed at Fort Cottonwood (later re-named Fort McPherson). Together with other soldiers, he went into Cottonwood Canyon south of the fort to pick plums. The party of soldiers was attacked by a large number of Sioux warriors under Spotted Tail. During the fight, Anderson single-handedly killed 9 Indians until his position was overrun and he was killed.

Husband to Margaret (Monroe) Anderson, and father of two children: Lucy A., and Oliver W. Anderson.
John Anderson Born Mar 5 1828 Fell in defence of his country Sep 18 1864 of Co C 7 Ia Cav A union accomplished with my Maker in the defence of my family and country
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Lincoln County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: A, 0, 280
Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 284826
Pvt John Anderson
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 Added: Jan. 23, 2013

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