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Name Anderson, Archer
Born 10/15/1838
Birthplace Old Point Comford, Virginia
Father Joseph Reid Anderson
Mother Sarah Archer Anderson
Notes Archer Anderson was born on October 15, 1838 at Old Point Comfort. His grandfather was Dr. Robert Archer and his father was Brig. Gen. Joseph Reid Anderson, owner of Tredegar Iron Works. His mother was Sarah Archer Anderson. Anderson received a Masters from the University of Virginia and married Mary Ann Mason. He enlisted on April 21, 1861 at Richmond in Co. F, 21st Virginia Infantry, as a Pvt. Anderson was promoted to Capt. and transferred to Gen. Trimble's staff later in 1861. He was promoted to Lt. Col. and served on the staffs of Gen. T. H. Holmes, D. H. Hill, and Joseph E. Johnston. After the war, Anderson became Manager and President of Tredegar Iron Works and a member of the Executive Committee for the Virginia Historical Society. He died on January 4, 1918. Anderson and his wife had six children.
Spouse Mary Ann Mason

Associated Records

Letter - 1917.042.00067-113

General P. G. T. Beauregard: Correspondence, June 9, 1861-April 23, 1865 Physical Appearance:The folder contains the following wartime correspondence and papers of General P. G. T. Beauregard: 1917.042.00067) June 9, 1861 - Statements of Philip D. Lipscomb and Robert T. Hove regarding a charge of seditious language and disloyalty to the Confederate States against Major William R. Snow, Attested by Aide de Camps John L. Preston and John L. Manning. 1917.042.00068) July 17, 1861 - By order of Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Pierre Gustave Toutant] Beauregard, A[lexander] R[obert] Chisolm, Aid de Camp, at Head Quarters Army of the Potomac, Manassas Junction, V[irgini]a - Orders for Capt[ain]

Orders, Military - CML-JEJ.16

Head Quarters, Army of Tennessee, General Orders, No. 18, April 27, 1865 Physical Appearance: April 27, 1865 - Head Quarters, Army of Tennessee, near Greensboro, N[orth] C[arolina], General Orders, No. 18} Announces the agreement made between General Joseph E. Johnston and Major General William T. Sherman. States the officers and men of the Army of Tennessee will not take up arms against the United States. Provides for no molestation from Union authorities as long as they follow the obligations of the agreement and laws of the locality where they reside. Directs the officers to make duplicate muster rolls and after disbursement of necessary papers, to march their regiments and companie

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Coat, Frock -

Uniform frock coat: double breasted, tunic length, seven buttons in each row, cadet gray wool cloth with white wool broadcloth facings, no piping, embroidered silver lieutenant colonel's collar insignia edged in black, gold sleeve braid, and Federal staff buttons with backmarks, "SUPERIOR / QUALITY."

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Three (3) brass Virginia State Seal buttons with backmark: "W.H. SMITH & CO/ NEW YORK"

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Four (4) brass, cuff size U.S. General Staff button with no backmarks.

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Brass U.S. General Staff buttons with backmark: "WATERBURY BUTTON CO./ EXTRA".



Four, five-point uniform collar stars of gold thread embroidered onto black wool backing with shows as edging..

Image of Print, Photographic - Archer Anderson

Print, Photographic - Archer Anderson

b/w photo of Archer Anderson. With mat.

Image of Print, Photographic - Bell at St Paul’s Church

Print, Photographic - Bell at St Paul’s Church

1 b/w photo of a close up of a bell showing the inscription to Archer Anderson

Image of Print, Photographic - Bells at St Paul’s Church

Print, Photographic - Bells at St Paul’s Church

1 b/w photo showing a group of bells