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Frederick Charles Anderson



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Anderson Family Cemetery
  Unknown Family Plot  

Born:  March 24, 1842 at Boston, MA

Entered Service in the US Army from Dedham, MA

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism August 21, 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA

Died:  October 06, 1882 at the age of 40

On August 18, 1864, the Union Corps descended on the Weldon Railroad in Virginia, driving off the Confederate pickets. The following day the rebels returned in force in an effort to dislodge the Federal forces in a series of battles that lasted for three days. On August 21 Private Frederick Anderson earned the Medal of Honor for capturing the flag of the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States of America), along with the color bearer. He was one of four men who earned Medals of Honor on that day for capture of an enemy flag. In the fighting at Weldon Railroad from August 19 to 21, ten men earned Medals of Honor.



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