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G. B. Anderson
G. B. Anderson

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

George Burgwyn Anderson

(1831 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Anderson's (NC) Brigade


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.

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

The remainder 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.

Birth Date: 04/12/1831    Place of Birth: Hillsboro, NC    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1852    
Death Date: 10/16/1862    Death Place: Raleigh, NC    Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC

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