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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born N. C.)

George B. Anderson

(Ap'd N. C.)


George Burgwyn Anderson: Born Apr. 12, 1831, Hillsborough, NC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1852.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1852‑53; on Pacific Railroad Reconnoissance, May 7 to Sep. 10, 1853; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1854‑55; Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855‑56, — and

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Mar. 21, 1854)

(Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855: Declined)

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Dec. 13, 1855)

at Indianola Depot, Tex., 1856; on Recruiting service, 1856‑57; on frontier duty as Adjutant 2d Dragoons, May 27 to Sep. 1, 1857, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and from Aug. 8, 1858, to June 24, 1859, at Ft. Crittenden, Utah, — and at Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1860; and on Recruiting service, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Apr. 25, 1861.

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

Died Oct. 16, 1862, at Raleigh, N. C.,
of Wounds Received at the Battle of Antietam: Aged 31.

Buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC.

Thayer's Note:

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

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