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Sgt William S Anderson
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Birth: 1833
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1911
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Company E "Port Royal Guards" of Port Royal, Caroline County, 47th Virginia Infantry, Field's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Caroline County VA; 5'6", dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair.
Enlisted on 6/21/1861 at Port Royal, VA., he was mustered into "E" Co. VA 47th Infantry as a Private.
Absent, sick on May & June 1862 Roll.
Wounded in (1) arm and (2)side 6/27/1862 at Gaines' Mill, VA., during Seven Days' Battles; absent, wounded July & Aug 1862 Roll.
Present on Nov & Dec 1862 Roll.
Wounded in (3)leg 7/3/1863 Gettysburg, PA.
Wounded in (4)head and (5)hand 8/19/1864 Weldon Railroad, VA.
Promoted to 4th Sergt prior to 12/31/1864 final roll.

On 3/12/1906, 73 years old and living with son S.C. Anderson at White's, Caroline County, VA., he applied for admittance into the Robert E. Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, Richmond, VA., due to "Sickness and Genl. bad health". He was approved on 5/10/1906, ordered to report 5/15/1906, and admitted 6/5/1906; died there.

The 47th Infantry Regiment was formed in June, 1861, with men recruited in Caroline, Middlesex, Essex, and Stafford counties. During February, 1865, the 47th and 55th Regiments were consolidated.

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Confederate Soldiers' Section: East, 149
 
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Nov 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31780705
Sgt William S Anderson
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Sgt William S Anderson
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- RoxღEd
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
Rest In Peace
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 Added: Jun. 12, 2013

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 Added: Jul. 3, 2012
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