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Richard Clough Anderson

  • Birth 12 Jan 1750 Hanover County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 16 Oct 1826 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 6940202

Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer. A charter member of Society of the Cincinnati, for officers of the Continental Army, he was wounded in the battles of Trenton and Savannah, He arrived in Louisville in 1784, and created the family plantation, "Soldier's Retreat". He was the father of Robert Anderson, Union Army commander of Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor at the outbreak of the Civil War.

Bio by: Mike Maloney


Richard Clough Anderson
Son of Robert & Elizabeth Anderson
Born Jan. 12, 1750
At Gold Mines, Hanover Co., Virginia
Died October 16, 1826
At Soldier’s Retreat, Jefferson Co., Kentucky
A Patriot Soldier
He served his country throughout the War for Independence in the Virginia Continental Line
Having entered the Army a Captain and retired, when Liberty was secured, a Lieutenant Colonel
He was wounded at Trenton, seriously injured at Savannah, taken prisoner at Charleston, (unreadable) as aide de camp to Lafayette in his campaign in Virginia and to Governor Nelson at the Siege of Yorktown. After the War he was appointed by the officers of his line Surveyor General of the Virginia Military Lands and retained the office during life. In 1781, he removed to Kentucky. One of the Patriarchs of his adopted State, he lived a life of usefulness and honor, Leaving to his children and country the memory of a good citizen, a true Patriot, and a just man.





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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mike Maloney
  • Added: 19 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6940202
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Clough Anderson (12 Jan 1750–16 Oct 1826), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6940202, citing Anderson Family Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .