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Federal (USV)


James Anderson

(1827 - 1894)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 35 year old resident of Newburyport, MA, he enrolled at Private, Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action on South Mountain and at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was at Knoxville - where he was wounded in the hand - Cold Harbor, and other actions. He was promoted to Corporal in 1863 and Sergeant in 1864. He was wounded again, shot through both legs, in action at Petersburg, VA 30 July 1864, and sent to Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington, DC. He then transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (date not given). Discharged on expiration of enlistment on 9 August 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Carruth1. Details from George William Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/23/1827; Pictou, Nova Scotia, CANADA


09/04/1894; Newburyport, MA; burial in Belleville Cemetery, Newburyport, MA


1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pg. 13  [AotW citation 15053]