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G. B. Anderson

G. B. Anderson

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

George Burgwyn Anderson

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1852

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Anderson's (NC) Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

In April 1861 he was Col. of the 4th NC Regiment and saw action leading them at Williamsburg. He was appointed BGen. in June 1862 and commanded Anderson's (NC - formerly Featherston's) Brigade in D.H. Hill's Division at the Seven Days, Malvern Hill (where he was wounded), and South Mountain.

On the Campaign

Commanded Anderson's (NC) Brigade in D.H. Hill's Division and was seriously wounded in the fighting at the Sunken Road.

The rest of the War

He died October 16 1862 in Raleigh NC following an amputation necessitated by his Sharpsburg wound. He was one of the 6 General Officers killed or mortally wounded at Sharpsburg.


04/12/1831; Hillsboro, NC


10/16/1862 Raleigh, NC; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC