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LTC Archer Anderson

LTC Archer Anderson

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Death 4 Jan 1918 (aged 79)
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6071357 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer, Industrialist. Born at the home of his maternal grandfather Robert Archer at Old Point Comfort at Fortress Monroe, he was the eldest of the dozen children of future Confederate General Joseph Reid Anderson. After they moved to Richmond in 1841, hs father became an industrial leader and played an important role in the Confederate war effort. Archer Anderson attended Turner's Classical School and then entered the University of Virginia at age fifteen. He completed his degree in two years and traveled in Europe where he studied at the University of Berlin before returning to the University of Virginia in 1858 to study law. In 1859 he returned to Europe and married Mary Anne Mason, daughter of the United States Minister to France. He belonged to Company F, 1st Virginia Volunteers, a militia unit of prominent Richmond men. When the Civil War began, they became part of the 21st Virginia Infantry and fought the Battles of the Seven Days and at Sharpsburg, where Archer Anderson was wounded and lay unconscious for almost ten hours. Transferred to the Army of Tennesee, he fought at the Battle of Chickamauga. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he participated at that Army's last battle at Bentonville North Carolina. Thereafter he rejoined his father at the Tredegar Company and in 1867 was appointed secretary and treasurer. After his father's death in 1892 he was elected Tredegar's president. Under his leadership the firm realized strong dividends. He was active in a variety of civic and veteran organizations and delivered the oration at the dedication of the Lee statue on Monument avenue in 1890.

Bio by: George Seitz



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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 6 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6071357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Archer Anderson (15 Oct 1838–4 Jan 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6071357, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .