Anderson, Robert

Robert Anderson, Brady image, detail
Life span
06/14/1805—10/26/1871
Dickinson Connection:
Appointed to command Fort Sumter by President James Buchanan (Class of 1809)

Life Summary

Full name
  Robert Anderson
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Slave State
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  4
Family
 
Richard Clough Anderson (father), Sarah Marshall (mother), Elizabeth Bayard Clinch (wife, 1845)
Education
  West Point (US Military Academy)
Occupation
  Military
Military
  US military (Pre-Civil War)
  Union Army

Note Cards

Events

Major Topics

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
12/25/1860 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Have We a Traitor at the Head,” December 25, 1860
01/03/1861 New York Times, “Honor to Major Anderson,” January 3, 1861
01/06/1861 New York Herald, “Salutes in Honor of Major Anderson,” January 6, 1861
01/08/1861 Boston (MA) Herald, “The Crisis Approaching!,” January 8, 1861
01/15/1861 New York Herald, “Ex-Secretary Floyd on the Crisis,” January 15, 1861
01/17/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “An Incident at Fort Sumter,” January 17, 1861
01/22/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Prayer For Major Anderson,” January 22, 1861
03/01/1861 New York Times, “From Fort Sumter,” March 1, 1861
03/09/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, March 9, 1861
03/11/1861 Winfield Scott to Abraham Lincoln, March 11, 1861
03/12/1861 New York Times, “A Loyal Regiment,” March 12, 1861
03/13/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Proposed Evacuation of Fort Sumter,” March 13, 1861
03/15/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "Fort Sumter," March 15, 1861
03/18/1861 New York Times, “About Fort Sumpter [Sumter],” March 18, 1861
03/22/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Fort Sumter,” March 22, 1861
03/23/1861 New York Times, “A Not Very Civil War,” March 23, 1861
04/13/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “War Inaugurated!,” April 13, 1861
04/14/1861 General P. G. T. Beauregard's General Order Number 20, April 14, 1861, Charleston, South Carolina
04/15/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Dread Arbitrament of War,” April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Entry by Josie Underwood, April 15, 1861
04/19/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Henry Ward Beecher on War,” April 19, 1861
07/04/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Message to the Congress in Special Session, July 4, 1861
10/13/1861 New York Herald, “General Sherman in Kentucky,” October 13, 1861
11/02/1862 Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln, November 2, 1862

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