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Capt Charles F Anderson
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Birth: 1821
Loudoun County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1863
Harpers Ferry
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA

Charles F. Anderson, living in Taylorstown, was a magistrate in Loudoun County, Va., on the eve of the Civil War. He enlisted in Co. A of the Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers and was mustered in on or about June 20, 1862, along with his son Flemon Anderson. He was elected Quartermaster by the men of Co. A in July. In August 1863, Anderson set up a headquarters in Lovettsville, Va., and began recruiting for a new Co. C of the Loudoun Rangers, of which he was to be the captain, as part of an effort to bring the Rangers up to battalion strength.

On November 1, 1863, while encamped on Magazine Heights, Camp Hill, at Bolivar near Harpers Ferry, Anderson slipped and fell over the Heights, about a distance of 200 feet, and was killed.

There were varying accounts of his death. His wife Mary later stated in a pension application that he "was thrown over the precipice," but nothing in the military record indicates this.
Charles was buried on November 2 in Waterford, with many of his comrades in attendance.
(See Goodhart's {History of the Loudoun Rangers}, and Chamberlin and Souders, {Between Reb and Yank}).
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  Flemon B. Anderson (____ - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Waterford Union of Churches Cemetery
Loudoun County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Edward Spannaus
Record added: Feb 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84469107
Capt Charles F Anderson
Added by: Wendy Susskind
Capt Charles F Anderson
Added by: Edward Spannaus
Capt Charles F Anderson
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