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Anderson, William H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): USN
Service: enl 8/24/62, LNDS, USN, ACT 3rd ASST ENG, 8/27/62, 2nd ASST ENG,, 6/10/64: steamer Iuka; hon disch 9/20/65, ACT 2nd ASST ENG 6/8/66, m/o 1/20/68.

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VITALS

Birth: 1836, Unknown
Death: 03/14/1873

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 153351339

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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WILLIAM H. ANDERSON

(1836 - 1873) WAS BORN IN CANADA, THE SON OF WILLIAM ANDERSON, A STEAM-BOAT CAPTAIN BASED IN BURLINGTON, AND ELIZABETH S. ANDERSON.

Anderson enlisted 24 August 1862, credited to Burlington, and was appointed Third Assistant Engineer on 27 August 1862. He was initially assigned to Flambeau, to which he was attached on 1 January 1863. He was promoted to Second Assistant Engineer on 10 June 1864. He served on USS Iuka in 1864 and 1865. He was honorably discharged 20 September 1865, but reappointed 8 June 1866, serving nearly three more years, resigning on 16 February 1869.

Anderson died in Burlington; interment in Lakeview Cemetery.

Source: Ledoux, Tom, Green Mountain Mariners Of The Civil War, self-published, 2014.

Obituary

William H. Anderson, whose unexpected death at New York city is announced in our columns today, was the eldest son of our respected townsman, Capt. William Anderson, of the Champlain Transportation Company. He was born and educated in Burlington, but soon after leaving the high school went to Manchester, N. H., where he acquired the business of a machinist, in the famous Amoskeag Works. He afterwards removed to Montreal, where he remained in the employ of Brewster & co., lumber dealers, until 1861, when he at once returned home and enlisted in the U. S Navy, where he soon attained the position of Assistant Engineer. He took part in the siege of Charleston, and was also at the battle of Mobile Bay. Since the war he has resided in New York, where he has been employed as an engineer. Mr. Anderson was of a generous, social disposition and fair talents, and was a general favorite with his old schoolmates and friends. His loss is more severe to his afflicted parents and family, as it is hardly a year since they buried their younger son. The remains of the deceased will be brought to this city for interment, arriving on the New York Express this evening.

Source: Burlington Free Press, March 15, 1873
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.