1150...(Born S.C.)                    Richard H. Anderson                       (Ap’d S. C.)

 

Military History. — 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)

on Recruiting 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

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, Mar. 3, 1855)

quelling Kansas 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, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.

 

Civil History. — 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.

 

 


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