1150...(Born S.C.) Richard
H. Anderson (Apd S. C.)
Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was
graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut.,
1st Dragoons, July 1, 1842.
Served: at the
Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1842; on frontier duty at
Little Rock, Ark., 1843, Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1843, March to Ft.
Washita, I. T., 1843, Escorting Indian Agent to Red River, 1843, Ft.
Washita, I. T., 1843-44, and Ft. Jesup, La., 1844-45; in Military
Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; on Recruiting service, 1846;
(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 16, 1844)
in the War with
Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847,
Skirmish of La Hoya, June 20, 1847, Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19,
1847, Skirmish at San Agustin, Aug. 20, 1847, Battle of Molino del Rey,
Sep. 8, 1847, and Operations before
(Bvt. First Lieut.,
Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious
Conduct an Affair
with the Enemy at San Agustin, Mex.)
And Capture of the
City of Mexico, Sep. 12-14, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1849; at the
Cavlry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1849-50;
(First Lieut., 2d
Dragoons, July 13, 1848)
service, 1850-52; on frontier duty at Ft. Graham, Tex., 1852-53, Ft.
McKavett, Tex., 1853-54, San Antonio, Tex., 1854, Ft. McKavett, Tex.,
1855, Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855-56, and in
Dragoons, Mar. 3, 1855)
Disturbances, 1856-57; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa.,
1858; and on frontier duty in conducting Recruits to Utah, 1858, Utah
Expedition, 1858-59, and at Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1859-61.
Resigned, Mar. 3,
Joined in the
Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.
Cotton Planter, Stateburg, S. C., 1866-68. Agent of South Carolina
Railroad at Camden, S. C., 1868-78. Inspector of Phosphates of the State
of South Carolina, 1879.
Died, June 26, 1879,
at Beaufort, S. C.: Aged 57.