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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II
p104
1101

(Born Ky.)

Anderson D. Nelson

(Ap'd O.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1841.

Served: in the Florida War, 1841‑42; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson,

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Feb. 10, 1842)

I. T. 1842, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1842‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848, — and Ft. Snelling, Min., 1848‑49; on Expedition to the Red River of the

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Nov. 18, 1849)

North, 1849; on Recruiting service, 1849‑51; in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1851‑53; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, May 12, 1853, to July 6, 1855; in garrison at Carlisle

(Captain, 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Barracks, Pa., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1855‑56, — and Ft. Ripley, Min., 1856‑57; and on sick leave of absence, 1857‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service in Minnesota, Dec., 1861, to Mar. 13, 1863; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer, Mar. 26 to

(Major, 1st Infantry, Mar. 13, 1863)

Nov. 11, 1863, and Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service, Jan. 23 to June 16, 1864, for the State of Minnesota; as Provost Marshal of the Defenses of New Orleans, La., June 30 to Sep. 28, 1864; as Acting Inspector-General of the 19th Army Corps, Sep. 28, 1864, to Feb. 8, 1865, — and of the Department of Arkansas, and 7th Army Corps, Feb. 8 to Aug. 4, 1865; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Oct. 28 to

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Efficient Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Dec. 14, 1865; as Acting Inspector-General of the Department of Louisiana, Dec. 14, 1865, to Aug. 12, 1866; and on leave of absence, Aug. 12 to Nov. 21, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Jackson Barracks, La., Nov. 21, 1866, to Apr. 20, 1867; as Supervisor of Board of Registers, Apr. 20 to Aug. 27, 1867; on Special duty at New Orleans, La., Aug. 27 to Oct. 11, 1867; in command of post of New Orleans, La., Oct. 11, 1867, to June 1, 1868; on leave of

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 5th Infantry, Jan. 12, 1868)

absence, June 1 to Oct. 1, 1868; in command of regiment and Ft. Hays,

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869)

Kan., Nov. 7, 1868, to Apr. 20, 1869, — of detachment, 10th Cavalry, and p105Camp Supply, I. T., to Feb. 7, 1871, — of Camp Gaston, Cal., May 9,

(Assigned to 12th Infantry, Dec. 15, 1870)

1871, to Oct. 13, 1873, — of regiment and Angel Island, Cal., Oct. 20, 1873, to Nov. 12, 1874, continuing on duty there till Feb. 28, 1876; and as Acting Assistant Inspector-General of the Department of Dakota, Mar. 11, 1876, to Mar. 11, 1878; with U. S. Commissioner-General at the Paris Exposition, to Oct., 1878; on delay, Oct. 29, 1878, to Feb., 1879; as Member of Retiring Board to June 7, 1879; and as Deputy-Governor

(Retired from Active Service, June 7, 1879,
at his own request, having Served over 30 Years.)

of the Soldier's Home, near Washington city, Apr. 4 to Dec. 29, 1883.

Died, Dec. 30, 1885, at Thomasville, Ga.: Aged 68.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1886, for an obituary notice.º


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