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Joseph Reid Anderson
Birth: Feb. 16, 1813
Botetourt East
Botetourt County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1892
Isle of Shoals
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating 4th in the class in 1836. Assigned as an officer in the 3rd United Stats Artillery, he was recognized for his engineering abilities and was assigned as an assistant engineer to the Engineer Bureau, Washington D.C. before being officially transferred to the Corps of Engineers in 1837. Deciding his engineering career would best be served outside the military he resigned his commission and accepted the position of assistant engineer of the State of Virginia. He was chief engineer of the Valley Turnpike Company and later with the Tredegar Iron Company in Richmond, Virginia which by 1860 was producing locomotives, boilers, cables, naval hardware and cannon. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he offered his services to the Confederacy and was commissioned a Brigadier General, PACS on September 3, 1861. He commanded Confederate forces at Wilmington, North Carolina and was in command of the 3rd Brigade in Brigadier General A.P. Hillís newly formed Light Infantry Division in the 1862 Peninsular Campaign. In action at the Battles of Mechanicville, Gaines' Mill, and White Oak Swamp, he was seriously wounded on June 30, 1862. He resigned his commission in July 1862 and returned to run Tredegar Iron Company as supervisor until the end of the war. The ironworks remained under United States federal control until 1867, when he again assumed duties as supervisor of the Tredegar Iron Company. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  William Anderson (1764 - 1839)
  Anne Thomas Anderson (1770 - 1839)
  Sarah Elizabeth Archer Anderson (1819 - 1881)
  Mary Evans Pegram Anderson (1832 - 1911)
  Archer Anderson (1838 - 1918)*
  Kathleen Anderson Watson (1840 - 1863)*
  Fannie Archer Anderson Hobson (1846 - 1939)*
  Joseph Reid Anderson (1851 - 1930)*
  Catherine Thomas Anderson Glasgow (1797 - 1876)*
  Margaretta Anderson Gordon (1799 - 1819)*
  Grace Thomas Anderson (1800 - 1836)*
  Robert Anderson (1802 - 1803)*
  William Neely Anderson (1806 - 1868)*
  Francis Thomas Anderson (1808 - 1887)*
  Mary Crabb Anderson Jones (1811 - 1836)*
  Joseph Reid Anderson (1813 - 1892)
  Elijah Anderson (1814 - 1815)*
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Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section MT, Lot 7
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Record added: Mar 03, 1999
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May you rest in peace.
- Clarence J. DILLION
 Added: Mar. 29, 2017
For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, General.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Sep. 7, 2016

- Sunnyafternoon
 Added: May. 30, 2016
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