A. T. Anderson, 1938

Photo from Morning Observer, Washington, Pa.
Submitted by Bill Verosko.

Excerpt from the Washington Observer, June 20, 1938
Submitted by Bill Verosko

From: 10 Surviving Veterans of Civil War Living In Washington
By Earle R. Forrest

     "A. T. Anderson, aged 92, of 47 North avenue, Washington; Commander this year of the Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic; also served as Commander in 1933-34 and former commander of William F. Templeton Post No. 120, G.A.R. He enlisted in Company B, First West virginia Volunteer Cavalry, at Wheeling, W.Va., in January, 1864, at the age of 17, and was sent immediately to Harper's Ferry. From there his command was ordered to Winchester, Va., where it was in the division commanded by General George Custer and also in the cavalry of General Sheridan. He took part in the operations about Winchester and in the Shenandoah valley until he was sent with a guard for a wagon train to Washington, D.C. From there he was sent to City Point, where he contracted typhoid fever, and was in a hospital until the close of the war. He is one of the two Civil War veterans still living in Washington."

     Alexander T. Anderson was born 01 May 1846 and died 15 Sep 1944. He is buried in a crypt at the Washington Cemetery, Washington, Pennsylvania. (Photo)