|Charles W. Anderson|
Charles W. Anderson, Medal of Honor recipient
|Born||March 15, 1844|
|Died||February 25, 1916(aged 71)|
|Place of birth||Baltimore, Louisiana|
|Place of burial||Thornrose Cemetery (Staunton, Virginia)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1864–1878|
|Unit||1st New York Cavalry (Lincoln)|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
The Charles W. Anderson Loop was named in his honour.
Anderson was born George Pforr on March 15, 1844 in Baltimore, Louisiana. He joined the US Army in February 1864 and served in the Civil War as a private in Company K, 1st New York (Lincoln) Volunteer Cavalry under the name "Charles W. Anderson". When the war ended, he joined the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, and continued serving until April 1878, when he settled in Staunton, Virginia.
He died on February 25, 1916 at the age of 71. He was buried in Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton, Virginia.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Charles W. Anderson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 March 1865, while serving with 1st New York Cavalry (Lincoln), in action at New Orleans, Louisiana, for the capture of unknown Confederate flag.
- ↑ Curiosities of the Civil War
- ↑ "Charles W. Anderson". Medal of Honor recipients. Military Times. Unknown. http://www.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=469. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
- "Charles W. Anderson". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5859146. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
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