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 Charles W. Anderson

Charles W. Anderson

Original Name George Pforr
Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 25 Feb 1916 (aged 71)
Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 10, Lot 87
Memorial ID 5859146 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born George Pforr, he served in the Civil War as a Private in Company K, 1st New York (Lincoln) Volunteer Cavalry under the name "Charles W. Anderson". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia on March 2, 1865. His citation reads simply “Capture of unknown Confederate flag”. His Medal was awarded to him on March 26, 1865. He was one of seven 1st New York Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private Warren Carman, Sergeant William Morris, Lieutenant John R. Norton, Private Peter O’Brien, Captain Edwin F. Savacool, and 1st Lieutenant Clifford Thomson).

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5859146
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles W. Anderson (15 Mar 1844–25 Feb 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5859146, citing Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .