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Samuel Read Anderson

Born: Feb 17, 1804

Death: Jan 2, 1883

Birthplace: Bedford County

Nationality: United States

Samuel Read Anderson

Date of Birth : Feb 17, 1804
Date of Death : Jan 2, 1883
Birth Place : Bedford County

Samuel Read Anderson was an American businessman and military officer in two wars. He was the Postmaster of Nashville, Tennessee, from 1853 until 1861 and then was a Confederate Brigadier General during the American Civil War. He commanded a mixed brigade of infantry and cavalry in the Eastern Theater in Virginia until the spring of 1862 when he was forced to resign because of ill health. Anderson later supervised the Confederate military draft in Tennessee until the end of the war.

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