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CMOHS.org - Quartermaster ANDERSON, ROBERT, U.S. Navy

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ANDERSON, ROBERT

Rank: Quartermaster
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1841, Ireland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 17
Date of Issue: 07/10/1863
Accredited To: New Hampshire
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Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Crusader and the Keokuk during various actions of those vessels. Carrying out his duties skillfully while on board the U.S.S. Crusader, Q.M. Anderson, on all occasions, set forth the greatest intrepidity and devotion. During the attack on Charleston, while serving on board the U.S.S. Keokuk, Q.M. Anderson was stationed at the wheel when shot penetrated the house and, with the scattering of the iron, used his own body as a shield for his commanding officer.