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HENRY ANISANSEL, COLONEL


Submitted by Ralph Haas.

     Henry Anisansel served in the Ringgold Cavalry, Co. A, of Washington County, Pa., with Thomas Reeves and Christopher Krepps. Henry was from Canonsburg, Pa. in Washington County, where he served as Mayor before the war. He was also a music teacher in Washington County, Pa. schools, and was a French immigrant skilled in swordmanship. Henry was cashiered at Bloomery Gap, Virginia, after an altercation with General Frederick Lander. These men left the Ringgold Cavalry in 1861 to help form the 1st West Virginia Cavalry.


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