Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy.
Entered service at: Philadelphia,
Birth: North Carolina. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
on board the U.S.S. Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek,
17 March 1865. Participating with a boat crew in the clearing of Mattox
Creek, L/man Anderson carried out his duties courageously in the face of
a devastating fire which cut away half the oars, pierced the launch in
many places and cut the barrel off a musket being fired at the enemy.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)