Frederick C. Anderson

Frederick C. Anderson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frederick C. Anderson (March 24, 1842 - October 6, 1882) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and orphaned at a young age, Anderson was adopted by a farming family in rural Raynham. He enlisted in the Union Army shortly after the start of the war and, as a private in the 18th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, participated in several major battles, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing a Confederate battle flag during the Battle of Globe Tavern on August 21, 1864. Transferred to the 32nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and wounded in the Siege of Petersburg, he returned to the field in time to witness the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House. After the war, he returned to Massachusetts, working and raising a family until his sudden death at age 40.show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134983926
  • 9786134983921