John F. Anderson

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John Francis Anderson
Born (1832-12-04)December 4, 1832
Died April 19, 1902(1902-04-19) (aged 69)
Portland, Maine
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Union army maj rank insignia.jpg Major
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brevet Brigadier General
Unit 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War

John Francis Anderson was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. When the war broke out, Anderson who was the son of Maine's former Governor Hugh J. Anderson was initially commissioned First Lieutenant in the militia; and on September 2, 1861, Anderson became the adjutant of the 24th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.[1] He was appointed to Maj. Gen. John G. Foster's staff as a major and an aide-de-camp on June 9, 1863 and served with that officer for most of the remainder of the war, resigning on March 27, 1865.[2] On December 11, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Major Anderson to the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, to rank from March 13, 1865 and the United States Senate confirmed the award on February 6, 1867.[3]

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  1. ^ Bowen, James L., Massachusetts in the War, 1861-1865, p.371. Clark W. Bryan & Co, Springfield, MA, 1889. oclc=1986476. Source url:
  2. ^ Eicher, John H. and Eicher, David J., Civil War High Commands, p. 105. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2001. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3
  3. ^ Eicher and Eicher, 2001, p. 739


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