Col Robert Anderson

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Col Robert Anderson

  • Birth 17 May 1817 New York, USA
  • Death 17 Jun 1876 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Lawrenceville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section G, Lot 5
  • Memorial ID 38644598

"Colonel Robert Anderson was born in New York State, May 17th, 1817 and settled in Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania when quite young. On completion of his education Robert Anderson moved to Pittsburg and secured a clerkship in the Post Office in the year 1840, and he served in that position until the breaking out of the war with Mexico in 1847, when he volunteered in the Duquesne Grays, enlisting as a Private. After the war he returned to Pittsburg and resumed his position in the Post Office, being promoted to Chief Clerk. In 1852 he was appointed Postmaster by President Franklin Pierce, a position held until 1858, when he resigned to engage in business. On the breaking out of the War Of The Rebellion, Anderson served as Captain of Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, and was Colonel of the same Regiment. In 1866 he again entered the Post Office as Chief Clerk, under Postmaster Wade Hampton. He remained in this position until 1872, when he resigned.
He died June 17th, 1876."

Gravesite Details Historical Data Systems. Colonels In Blue, Personal Research

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  • Created by: Schott Family
  • Added: 22 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38644598
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Robert Anderson (17 May 1817–17 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38644598, citing Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Schott Family (contributor 46932087) .