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G.T. Anderson

G.T. Anderson

Confederate (CSA)


George Thomas Anderson


(1824 - 1901)

Home State: Georgia

Education: Emory University

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Anderson's (GA) Brigade


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

He was 2nd Lieutenant of the Independent Company, Georgia Mounted Volunteers from 27 May 1847 to 10 July 1848 and saw action in Mexico. He was appointed Captain in the First United States Cavalry on 3 March 1855 and resigned on 11 June 1858.

He enrolled for Confederate Service in Atlanta on 2 July 1861 he was commissioned Colonel of the 11th Georgia Infantry to rank from that date. He was detached to command the brigade in March 1862 and led it in D.R. Jones' Division during the Seven Days/Peninsular and Second Manassas Campaigns.

On the Campaign

He commanded Anderson's (GA) Brigade in D.R. Jones' Division in Maryland in 1862.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Brigadier General effective 1 November 1862, and commanded his Brigade in Hood's Division at Fredericksburg, Suffolk, and Gettysburg, where he was wounded by a gunshot through his thigh, then at Chickamauga, and Knoxville through 1863. He led his Brigade in Field's Division at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg to 1865. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was a freight agent, police chief (by 1890), and tax collector in Atlanta.

References & notes

His service from Heitman1 and his and his Compiled Service Records2 online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress.


02/23/1824; Covington, GA


04/04/1901; Anniston, AL; burial in Edgemont Cemetery, Anniston, Alabama


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 163  [AotW citation 29140]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29141]