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Federal (USV)

Private

Frederick C Anderson

(1842 - 1884)

Home State: Massachusetts

Command Billet: Private soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An orphan by 1850, he was a 19 year old farmer in Raynham when he enlisted in the 18th Massachusetts Infantry in August 18611.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Antietam and Shepherdstown (Boteler's Ford).

The rest of the War

He saw further service at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing an enemy battle flag and its bearer in action at Weldon Railroad, Virginia in September 18642. He transferred to the 32nd Massachusetts with the remaining men of the 18th in October, and mustered out with them.

More on the Web

See more about Private Anderson and his medal from the excellent 18th Massachusetts website3, source of some details here.

Birth

03/24/1842; Boston, MA

Death

1884; burial in family cemetery, Somerset, MA

Notes

1   Quattrucci, John, Raynham's forgotten hero, Wicked Local Raynham, Published 2009, first accessed 31 July 2009, <http://www.wickedlocal.com/raynham/>, Source page: homepage/x931240888/Raynham-s-forgotten-hero  [AotW citation 889]

2   US Senate, Veteran's Affairs Committee, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1979, Vol. A-L  [AotW citation 888]

3   Churchill, Tom, and Stephen McManus and Donald Thompson, Eighteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Published c. 1996, first accessed 01 January 2006, <http://www.18thmass.com/>, Source page: /history/mh.html  [AotW citation 890]