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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Joseph R. Anderson

(Ap'd Va.)


Joseph Reid Anderson: Born Feb. 16, 1813, Botetourt County, VA

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1836.

Served as Asst. Engineer in Engineer Bureau, Washington, D. C., 1836,

(Transferred, Nov. 1, 1836, to Corps of Engineers,
as Bvt. Second Lieut., to date July 1, 1836;
but by Order of Dec. 31, 1836, reverted to original Appointment in 3d Artillery)

— and in building Ft. Pulaski, for the defense of the entrance to the

(Transferred, July 1, 1837, to Corps of Engineers, as Bvt. Second Lieut.,
to date July 1, 1836, having relinquished his Commission in 3d Artillery)

Savannah River, Ga., 1836‑37.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1837.

Civil History. — Asst. Engineer of the State of Virginia, 1837. Chief Engineer of Valley Turnpike Company, 1838‑41. Superintendent and Proprietor of Tredegar Iron Manufactory and Cannon Foundry, Richmond, Va., 1841‑61. Member of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia, 1852‑55.

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

Civil History. — President of Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Va., since 1866.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died, Sep. 7, 1892, at the Isle of Shoals, N. H.: Aged 80.

Buried, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; the summary of it in Confederate Military History is reproduced in the Pegram Family Album.

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