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 Robert N. Anderson

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Robert N. Anderson

Birth
Ireland
Death 20 Jun 1900 (aged 56)
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 7147627 View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he was awarded the CMOH for his bravery and service on board the warships "USS Crusader" and "USS Keokuk" while serving as a Quartermaster in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Carrying out his duties skillfully while on board the U.S.S. Crusader, Q.M. Anderson, on all occasions, set forth the greatest intrepidity and devotion. During the attack on Charleston, while serving on board the U.S.S. Keokuk, Q.M. Anderson was stationed at the wheel when shot penetrated the house and, with the scattering of the iron, used his own body as a shield for his commanding officer." His Medal was awarded to him on July 10, 1863.

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 4 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7147627
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7147627/robert-n-anderson : accessed ), memorial page for Robert N. Anderson (25 Dec 1843–20 Jun 1900), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7147627, citing Calvary Cemetery, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .