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Capt Charles F Anderson

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Capt Charles F Anderson

Birth
Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Death
1 Nov 1863 (aged 41–42)
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
84469107 View Source

Charles F. Anderson, living in Taylorstown, was a magistrate in Loudoun County, Va., on the eve of the Civil War. He enlisted in Co. A of the Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers and was mustered in on or about June 20, 1862, along with his son Flemon Anderson. He was elected Quartermaster by the men of Co. A in July. In August 1863, Anderson set up a headquarters in Lovettsville, Va., and began recruiting for a new Co. C of the Loudoun Rangers, of which he was to be the captain, as part of an effort to bring the Rangers up to battalion strength.

On November 1, 1863, while encamped on Magazine Heights, Camp Hill, at Bolivar near Harpers Ferry, Anderson slipped and fell over the Heights, about a distance of 200 feet, and was killed.

There were varying accounts of his death. His wife Mary later stated in a pension application that he "was thrown over the precipice," but nothing in the military record indicates this.
Charles was buried on November 2 in Waterford, with many of his comrades in attendance.
(See Goodhart's {History of the Loudoun Rangers}, and Chamberlin and Souders, {Between Reb and Yank}).

Charles F. Anderson, living in Taylorstown, was a magistrate in Loudoun County, Va., on the eve of the Civil War. He enlisted in Co. A of the Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers and was mustered in on or about June 20, 1862, along with his son Flemon Anderson. He was elected Quartermaster by the men of Co. A in July. In August 1863, Anderson set up a headquarters in Lovettsville, Va., and began recruiting for a new Co. C of the Loudoun Rangers, of which he was to be the captain, as part of an effort to bring the Rangers up to battalion strength.

On November 1, 1863, while encamped on Magazine Heights, Camp Hill, at Bolivar near Harpers Ferry, Anderson slipped and fell over the Heights, about a distance of 200 feet, and was killed.

There were varying accounts of his death. His wife Mary later stated in a pension application that he "was thrown over the precipice," but nothing in the military record indicates this.
Charles was buried on November 2 in Waterford, with many of his comrades in attendance.
(See Goodhart's {History of the Loudoun Rangers}, and Chamberlin and Souders, {Between Reb and Yank}).


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