Major Robert Anderson

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Robert Anderson. (June 14, 1805 – October 26, 1871) was a United States Army officer during the American Civil War. Anderson was considered a national hero for his defiance of the Confederacy in the first battle of the Civil War at Fort Sumter in April 1861. Anderson was born into a slave owning family in Kentucky. He graduated West Point in 1825. He served in the Black Hawk War of 1832. He was an artillery officer in the Mexican-American War and was wounded at the battle of Molino del Rey. In 1857 he was promoted to the rank of Major ... continued below

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Tarrant County College Northeast, Heritage Room and was provided by Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 3398 times , with 93 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Robert Anderson. (June 14, 1805 – October 26, 1871) was a United States Army officer during the American Civil War. Anderson was considered a national hero for his defiance of the Confederacy in the first battle of the Civil War at Fort Sumter in April 1861. Anderson was born into a slave owning family in Kentucky. He graduated West Point in 1825. He served in the Black Hawk War of 1832. He was an artillery officer in the Mexican-American War and was wounded at the battle of Molino del Rey. In 1857 he was promoted to the rank of Major in the 1st Regiment of Artillery in the Regular Army. Anderson held various administrative post during the Civil War, and was a very effective speaker on recruitment tours for the Union Army. After Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Anderson returned to Fort Sumter and raised the flag over the battered Fort on April 14, 1865 – the same day Lincoln was assassinated.

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Major Robert Anderson, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth27764/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room.