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Sgt John L. Anderson

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Sgt John L. Anderson

  • Birth 1824 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 30 Nov 1864 Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Section 24 MS Grave 43
  • Memorial ID 18769689

CSA, Enlisted as a Corporal (date unknown) in Company K, 33rd Mississippi Infantry.

John L. Anderson was born in 1824, possibly in South Carolina before the family moved to the area between the East Fork and Glading Baptist Churches in Amite County, Mississippi.

His parents were Benjamin and Jane Anderson. He had three brothers, S.H., B.F. (probably Benjamin Franklin), and James Jefferson, all of which were younger.

There is no record that John ever married.
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John Anderson volunteered with the Amite Defenders, accompanied by his youngest brother, James Jefferson Anderson.

In March of 1862, this unit became Co. K of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry when organized into the Confederate army at Grenada.

Both John and Jeff endured the tribulations of warfare until Hood's Tennessee Campaign in 1864.

John was killed at Franklin, Tennessee, when the 33rd assaulted the right (east) end of the Federal line near what is known as the railroad cut. It was passed down in the family that John suffered a wound on the advance, retired under his own power to the rear and subsequently suffered a mortal wound to the head from either an errant musket round or shrapnel.

John died on November 30, 1864, and is buried with the other 423 Mississippians at the McGavock Cemetery in Franklin.


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  • Maintained by: Cousins by the Dozens
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 4 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18769689
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John L. Anderson (1824–30 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18769689, citing Confederate Cemetery, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Cousins by the Dozens (contributor 46904925) .