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Andersons in Lumpkin County Georgia

John, William H. and Coweta Bill Anderson's families lived through the Civil War. We Know two of John Anderson's sons served in the War.

Benjamin F. Anderson served as a private in Company C 52nd Regiment of Georgia Volunteers Barton's Brigade On June 4, 1862 was engaged at the Bark Campaign in Knoxville, Tennessee. On June 7, 1862, he began suffering with rheumatism in his left hip and leg an was sent to a hospital in Knoxville. While there, typhoid fever developed that settled in his kidneys and spine. These ailments left him unable to perform active duties and he never recovered. He is bured next to his 2nd wife Jane at Cavenders Creek Cemetery

Allen Gluis Anderson enlisted in July of 1862 about eight miles from Atlanta, Ga. in Company A. He served in the Organized Militia State Troops in Albert Hoewell's Company. He was detailed out by Gov. Brown in Marietta, Ga., hauling corn for the war widows. A.G. served about two years. He is buried at Bethlehem Cemetery.

The Civil War divided William H. Anderson's family for the rest of their lives. We know from census records that William H. Anderson owned one slave. All the brothers fought with the Confederacy except Thomas Abraham Anderson who fought with the union because he did not believe in slavery. After the war was over, he moved to Dalton, Ga, due to the divisiveness in the family over the slavery issue. Abraham lived the remainder of his life in Dalton.

Jefferson Anderson, A confederate Deserter and Civil War Outlaw. Jeff was not killed during the Civil War but escaped from prison in Atlanta, Ga., went into hiding in Dalton and lived with Abraham, his brother, for approximately 15 years. Jefferson eventually went to Texas, then later to Oklahoma because there was no law there in order to avoid being captured, He never returned to Georgia.

William M. (Bill) Anderson's pension papers state that he enlisted as a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War in July of 1864 in Dahlonega. Ga. He was in Adam's Company Findley Regiment of 11th Ga., Cav., Vol., and served until the end of the war in April 1865. He was present at the surrender in Augusta, Ga. Buried at Damascus Bapt.

Henry Anderson was a private in Infantry Battalion Smith's Legion, Georgia Volunteers, enlisting May 15, 1862. He was transferred to Company C, 65th Regiment of Georgia Infantry in March 1863. He died in the Loudon, Tenn., hospital on March 29, 1863. We believe he is buried At Old Cavender's Creek Cemetery. His marker states Henry Anderson Co. C 65 Ga.

Isaac Anderson served in the Civil War as a Private. He enlisted May 4, 1864, in Co. E 11th Ga. Calvary. Buried at Cavender's Creek Cemetery next to Sarah his wife. Stone reads ADER.

William Ensley Anderson enlisted in July 1861 and fought with the Confederacy as a private in Company C of Cobb's Legion of Calvary Volunteers in Young's Brigade. He was wounded at the battle near the White House in Va. on June 23, 1864 when a ball or shell struck him on the back of the right hand. He lost two of his fingers and part of his hand up to his wrist. He was given a wounded furlough, and he recovered at home. After he recuperated, he returned in a wagon up to or about the time of surrender at Greensborough, NC April 26, 1865. He served about nine months. He is buried At Macedonia Bapt. Cemetery.

John M. Anderson served in the Civil War but never Returned.

George Whitmore (Whit) Anderson was a veteran of both the Mexican and the Civil War. In 1862 he was a Captain in the First Georiga Regulars. George was severly wounded at the battle on Second Manassas. George is buried at Auraria's Antioch Cemetery.

William Martin Anderson saw action with the 52nd Georgia Infantry in the Vicksburg campaign and also the Atlanta campaign. He is buried in Prospect Cemetery in Chamblee, Georgia.

 

 

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