Person:Robert Anderson (72)

Gen. Robert Anderson
d.27 Oct 1871 Nice, France
Facts and Events
Name Gen. Robert Anderson
Gender Male
Birth? 14 Jun 1805 near Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
Marriage to Elizabeth Bayard Clinch
Death? 27 Oct 1871 Nice, France
Burial[1] United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange, New York, United States
Reference Number? Q472131?

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Robert Anderson (June 14, 1805 – October 26, 1871) was a United States Army officer during the American Civil War. He was the Union commander in the first battle of the American Civil War at Fort Sumter in April 1861; the Confederates bombarded the fort and forced its surrender to start the war. Anderson was celebrated as a hero in the North and promoted to brigadier general and given command of Union forces in Kentucky. He was removed late in 1861 and reassigned to Rhode Island, before retiring from military service in 1863.

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  1. Robert Anderson, in Find A Grave.