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CMOHS.org - Captain ANDERSON, EDWIN A., U.S. Navy

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ANDERSON, EDWIN A.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 16 July 1860, Wilmington N.C.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 177
Date of Issue: 12/04/1915
Accredited To: North Carolina
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ANDERSON, EDWIN A. Photo
 
Citation

For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914, in command of the 2d Seaman Regiment. Marching his regiment across the open space in front of the Naval Academy and other buildings, Capt. Anderson unexpectedly met a heavy fire from riflemen, machineguns and l-pounders, which caused part of his command to break and fall back, many casualties occurring amongst them at the time. His indifference to the heavy fire, to which he himself was exposed at the head of his regiment, showed him to be fearless and courageous in battle.