(? - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 30th Virginia Infantry
From Caroline County, he mustered as Private, Company G, 30th Virginia Infantry on 21 May 1861. He was courtmartialed in October 1861 for being absent without leave, verdict not known. He was appointed Sergeant on 31 December 1861 and commissioned First Lieutenant on 18 April 1862.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
Originally buried "in Samuel Beeler's barn field along the fence, running east from the barn" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Lt. J. Anderson. Death detail from the Virginia Military Dead.2 Service from Robert K. Krick's 30th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1983) via the Historical Data Systems database. His birthplace and middle name from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
Date not known; Hanover County, VA
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery (Rose Hill), Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4532]
2 Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp [AotW citation 18845]