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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Samuel S. Anderson

(Ap'd Va.)


Samuel Smith Anderson: Born Sep. 20, 1819, Cumberland, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1836, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1841.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1841‑42, — Ft. Columbus,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Jan. 4, 1842)

N. Y., 1842‑43, 1844‑45; in conducting Recruits to Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1845‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — with Battery against Chapultepec, Sep. 12‑13, 1847,

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 13, 1847, for Gallant Conduct at Chapultepec, Mex.)

— and as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Cadwallader, Nov. 26, 1847, to June 30, 1848; in garrison at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1848‑49, — and Savannah, Ga., 1849; in the Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1850‑51, 1851‑52, — and Castle Pinckney, S. C., 1852; on Recruiting service, 1853; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1854‑55; on Recruiting service,

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Mar. 8, 1855)

1857; and in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1857‑60, — and Fayetteville, N. C., 1860‑61.

Resigned, Apr. 27, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]º

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died Feb. 20, 1901, at Louisville, Ky.: Aged 81.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; a summary can be found on the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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