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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

Robert N Anderson

Details
  • Rank: Quartermaster (Highest Rank: Acting Master's Mate)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Crusader and the U.S.S. Keokuk
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 10, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New Hampshire
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: December 15, 1843, Ireland
  • Died: June 20, 1900, Portsmouth, NH, United States
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery (MH), Portsmouth, NH, United States
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