Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Anderson Family Tomb
John Anderson (1812-1881) made his fortune in tobacco, running a shop near Manhattan’s City Hall. This tomb, dated 1864 above its door, was meant to be a political statement: built in the Greek Revival style as the Civil War raged, it was designed to proclaim that Anderson believed in the republican form of government (no king or queen needed) and was a supporter of the Union. Note the four marble evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; They are by the English-trained sculptor John Moffitt, who also designed the Steinway Tomb and the sculptures inside the Durant Tomb at Green-Wood.
Erected by The Green-Wood Historic Fund.
Location. 40° 39.437′ N, 73° 59.523′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Battle Avenue. The marker is within Green-Wood Cemetery on Battle Avenue, somewhere near Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Ness-Parsons Family Tomb (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor DeWitt Clinton McDonald (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Brooklyn (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Brooklyn (about 600 feet away); Civil War Soldiers’ Monument (about 700 feet away); Huntington’s Regiment (about 700 feet away); Triumph on Battle Hill (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.