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D.W. Anderson

D.W. Anderson

Confederate (CSA)


David Wesley Anderson

(1828 - 1903)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 44th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Scottsville, VA he was commissioned Captain, Company K - the Fluvanna Guards - 44th Virginia Infantry on 11 June 1861 at Bledsoe's Church, VA.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment as senior man present, and was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed home and returned to duty in February 1863 and was promoted to Major on 16 June 1863. He was captured in action at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and held at Fort Delaware. He was transferred to Hilton Head, SC on 25 June 1864 and exchanged at Charleston on 3August. He was again on furlough, returning to duty on 7 October 1864. He was wounded in the foot in action at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864 and treated at a hospital in Charlottesville, VA in November. He was back with his regiment on 3 February 1865.

References & notes

Service and other details from Kevin C. Ruffner's 44th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1987) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance posted by Nabil Dubraque.


04/22/1828; Louisa Court House, VA


04/30/1903; Fluvanna County, VA; burial in Fork Union Cemetery, Fork Union, VA