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Brigadier General George B. Anderson

 
 
Brigadier General George B. Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Brigadier General George B. Anderson Marker
Inscription.
Brigadier General
George B. Anderson
C.S.A.
mortally wounded
235 yards S. SW.

 
Location. 39° 28.224′ N, 77° 44.298′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Richardson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson’s Division, Longstreet’s Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away); 2nd Delaware (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on a Model 1857 12pdr Light Field Gun, also known as a "Napoleon."
 
Regarding Brigadier General George B. Anderson. This
Anderson Mortuary Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
2. Anderson Mortuary Monument
The 12pdr "Napoleon" here is registry number 232. It was cast by Henry N. Hooper, Co. in 1863.
marker is included on the Sunken Road or Bloody Lane Virtual Tour by Markers see the Virtual tour link below to see the markers in sequence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Six Generals Killed at Antietam. The locations of six generals killed in the battle are marked by muzzle down cannon. General Anderson commanded a brigade of North Carolinians. He was wounded in the foot and evacuated. He eventually died of the wound on November 16, at Raleigh, North Carolina. (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Brig. Gen. George Burgwyn Anderson. Brief biographical outline of General Anderson. (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Sunken Road or Bloody Lane Virtual Tour by Markers. A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the Sunken Road. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Anderson Mortuary Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Anderson Mortuary Monument
The mortuary monument stands next to War Department tablet Number 336. The tablet was missing at the time of this visit.
Location of Anderson's Mortal Wouding image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
4. Location of Anderson's Mortal Wouding
Based on the distance and direction indicated on the marker, Anderson was wounded while directing his brigade while in Piper's Cornfield.
Brig. General George B. Anderson (1831-1862) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General George B. Anderson (1831-1862)
During the Battle of Antietam, Anderson's North Carolinians defended a portion of the Sunken Road (known as "Bloody Lane") against repeated Union attacks. A Minié ball struck Anderson near his ankle, injuring it badly. Anderson was transported to Shepherdstown and then by wagon up the Shenandoah Valley to Staunton, Virginia, to recuperate. He was eventually shipped by train to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he died following surgery to amputate the infected foot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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