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 Georgia, and after the investment of Chattanooga he and his brigade marched under Longstreet into east Tennessee and took part in the siege of the city of Knoxville and the assault upon the Federal works. Here Anderson's brigade was again called upon for desperate fighting. True to its record, it bravely seconded the efforts of the commanding general, adding to its already brilliant reputation. In the second day of the battle of the Wilderness, Anderson's was one of the four brigades under Mahone which attacked the Federal left wing in flank and rear, and rolled it up in confusion toward the plank road and then back upon the Brock road. At Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor and throughout the protracted struggle around Richmond, Anderson and his brigade continued their faithful and heroic work. He was in Field's division of Longstreet's corps in the final scene at Appomattox Court House. After the return of peace, General Anderson returned to Georgia and served in several important official stations. For awhile he was local freight agent of the Georgia railroad at Atlanta. He became chief of police of that city and brought the force to a high state of efficiency. He afterward moved to Anniston, Ala., where he resided in 1898.
Brigadier-General Robert H. Anderson was born in the city of Savannah, October 1, 1835. He received his early education in the schools of his native city, and entered the United States military academy, where he was graduated in 1857 as brevet second lieutenant of infantry. In December of the same year he was promoted to second lieutenant of the Ninth infantry. He served at Fort Columbus, N. Y., in 1857-58, and on frontier duty at Fort Walla Walla, Wash., from 1858 to 1861. The great sectional quarrel between the North and South culminated while he was absent on leave. Imbued with all the sentiments of the people of the South, and believing that his paramount allegiance was due to his State, he resigned
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