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Richard Heron Anderson

Lt. Gen.—Confederate States of America

 
 
Richard Heron Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 28, 2019
1. Richard Heron Anderson Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Stateburg, Sumter County, SC: October 7, 1821
Graduated from West Point: 1842
Served with distinction in Mexican War: 1846-1848
Served at Cavalry School in Carlisle, PA. and wed Sarah Gibson: 1850
With the secession of South Carolina, he followed his home state
and became Col. of the SC 1st Infantry Regiment and commanded the
defense of Charleston Harbor: 1861
Promoted to Brig. Gen. and transferred to Florida where he was
wounded in the fighting at Santa Rosa Island: 1861
Later transferred to Virginia and distinguished himself as a
brigade commander during the Peninsula Campaign: 1862
Here he earned the sobriquet
"Fighting Dick"
He served in all the major campaigns with the Army of Northern
Virginia progressing in rank to command a corps. He made notable
contributions at 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, where he again was
wounded, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor.
After the war he returned to his home state and was appointed
State Phosphate Agent. He died in Beaufort, SC on June 25, 1879.

 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 7, 1821.
 
Location. 32° 26.046′ N, 80° 40.458′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from Newcastle Street north of North Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in the cemetery surrounding Saint Helenas Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel John Barnwell (a few steps from this marker); St. Helena's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Elliott Jr (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Helena's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Baptist Church of Beaufort (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Baptist Church of Beaufort (about 500 feet away); Site of the Old Baptist Meeting House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Richard Heron Anderson Marker and grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 28, 2019
2. Richard Heron Anderson Marker and grave
Richard Heron Anderson Marker next to Colonel John Barnwell marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 28, 2019
3. Richard Heron Anderson Marker next to Colonel John Barnwell marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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