Anderson, James Patton

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Full name
James Patton Anderson
Place of Birth
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Death Date Certainty
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
Other
Other Education
Jefferson College (PA)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Farmer or Planter
Businessman
Journalist
Doctor, Dentist or Nurse
Government
US House of Representatives
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)
Confederate Army

James Patton Anderson (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
ANDERSON, James Patton, a Delegate from the Territory of Washington; born near Winchester, Franklin County, Tenn., February 16, 1822; was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1842; moved to Kentucky; studied law at Montrose Law School, Frankfort, Ky.; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Hernando, Miss., from 1842 to 1846; raised a company of volunteers for the Mexican War; elected lieutenant colonel of the Second Battalion, Mississippi Rifles, and served in that capacity until the close of the war; member of the State house of representatives in 1850; appointed United States marshal for the Territory of Washington in 1853 and settled in Olympia; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; appointed Governor of the Territory of Washington by President Buchanan in 1857, but declined the office; moved to his plantation, “Casabianca,” near Monticello, Fla., the same year; served in the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States; during the Civil War entered the Confederate Army as colonel of the First Regiment, Florida Infantry; appointed brigadier general February 10, 1862; promoted to major general February 17, 1864, and assigned to the command of the district of Florida; after the close of the war settled in Memphis, Tenn., and conducted a publication devoted to agriculture; collector of delinquent State taxes for Shelby County; died in Memphis, Tenn., September 20, 1872; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
"Anderson, James Patton," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=A000192.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Raab, James W. J. Patton Anderson, Confederate General: A Biography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2004. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Anderson, James Patton," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/4981.