Pvt. Robert N. Anderson

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Anderson, R. N. - Pvt. (Robert Newton Anderson) 5/15/1862. Deserted in 1863.

His Official CSA records state he was absent, sick furlough Oct 1862, he then listed as absent without leave, March 1863, listed as sick in hospital in Richmond, Jan 1864, the entry reads “Supposed to be dead.” Entry in records for May 1864 reads “deserted sometime in 1863.” One of the last entries in his CSA service records reveals he appears on a register of Wayside Hospital or General Hospital # 9 in Richmond, Va., and was diagnosed with typhoid fever, dying on April 19th, 1863. His widow, Eliza C. Anderson, maiden name unknown, filed a CSA pension application in Dawson County in 1891. She stated they were married in 1858 and she had been a resident of Ga. since 4 Oct 1834. Pension applications states he fell sick while in winter quarters at Hamilton’s Crossing, Fredericksburg, Va., and was sent to hospital sick with fever. States he died in a Richmond Hospital of brain fever 1 Feb, 1863. Brother of James P. Anderson of same company. He was born in Ga. about 1837. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond Virginia, in Division D, Row 24, Grave 33, cemetery records show R. M. Anderson, 38th Ga., Co H.

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