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Robert Anderson

Born: Jun 14, 1805

Death: Oct 26, 1871

Birthplace: Louisville

Nationality: United States

Robert Anderson

Date of Birth : Jun 14, 1805
Date of Death : Oct 26, 1871
Birth Place : Louisville

Robert Anderson was a United States Army officer during the American Civil War. To many, he was a hero who defied the Confederacy and upheld Union honor in the first battle of the American Civil War at Fort Sumter in April 1861. The Confederates bombarded the fort and forced its surrender to start the war. After Sumter fell, Anderson was promoted to brigadier general and given command of Union forces in Kentucky, but was removed late in 1861 and reassigned to Rhode Island, before retiring from military service in 1863.

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