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Richard Heron Anderson ( October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). There are 85 days remaining. Events 3761 BCE - The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar. 1513 - Battle of La Motta — Spanish troops under Ramon de Cardona defeat the Venetians. 1571 - Battle of Lepanto occurs. 1582... October 7, Events February 23 - The Philadelphia College of Apothecaries founds the first pharmacy college. March 25 - Greece declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire, beginning the Greek War of Independence. July 10 - The United States takes possession of its newly-bought territory of Florida from Spain. July 28 - Peru declares independence... 1821 June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. Events 600-1899 684 - Benedict II becomes Pope. 1483 - Richard III becomes king of England. 1819 - The bicycle is patented. 1900-1999 1924 - American occupying forces leave the Dominican... June 26, Events January January 2 - Fred Spofforth claims the first Hat-trick in test cricket. January 11 - Anglo-Zulu War begins. January 22 - Zulu troops massacre British troops at the Battle of Isandlwana. At Rorkes Drift, outnumbered British soldiers drive the attackers away after hours of fighting. February February 12... 1879) was a career The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. As of fiscal year 2002 (FY02), it consisted of 480,000 soldiers on active duty and 555,000 in reserve (350,000 in the Army National Guard (ARNG) and 205... U.S. Army officer and a For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9... Confederate General is a military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations have the higher rank of Field Marshal. The title is used by land and sometimes air forces. In the navies of the world, the equivalent rank is Admiral. Its equivalent rank in the Royal Air Force... general in the The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession... American Civil War.


Richard "Fighting Dick" Anderson was born in "Hill Crest", near Stateburg is a census-designated place located in Sumter County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,264. Geography Stateburg is located at 33°5843 North, 80°3130 West (33.978524, -80.524951)1. According to the United States Census... Stateburg, South Carolina. He graduated from the Alternate meanings: West Point (disambiguation). The Chapel at West Point The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point and USMA, is a U.S. military academy and former Army fort. It is located in West Point, New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River about 50... U.S. Military Academy in Events February 21 - John J. Greenough patents the sewing machine. March 5 - Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande. This is the first such invasion since the Texas Revolution. March 30 - Anesthesia is used for... 1842 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. In the United States Army, the rank bore no insignia until 1917 when a gold bar was introduced to contrast with the silver bar of a First Lieutenant. As a result those in the rank have often been referred... second lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Dragoons (heavy An army unit consisting of mounted soldiers are commonly known as cavalry. Cavalry fight from the backs of their mounts, which most often are horses or camels. Infantry travelling by horse and fighting on foot are instead known as dragoons. Modern cavalry units are generally not mounted on horseback (save... cavalry). He served in the The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. It is also called the US-Mexico War. In the US it is also known as the Mexican War; in Mexico it is also known as the North American Invasion of Mexico... Mexican War and was In the military, brevet refers to a warrant authorizing a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (usually without receiving the pay of the higher rank). An officer so promoted may be referred to as being brevetted. For example, he was brevetted Major General. A brevet is a long... brevetted to First Lieutenant is a military rank. The rank of Lieutenant has different meanings in different military formations (see comparative military ranks), but in all cases it is common for it to be divided. In the United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, First Lieutenant is the second-lowest ranking... first lieutenant for gallant conduct at San Augustin.


On March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). There are 303 days remaining. Events 1431 - Eugenius IV becomes Pope. 1791 - The United States Mint is created by the U.S. Congress. 1820 - The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise. 1845... March 3, 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. Events January January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by Wilhelm I January 3 - American Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the United States January 9 - Mississippi... 1861, Anderson resigned from the U.S. Army and accepted a commission of A Colonel is also a non-military honorary title awarded by some U.S. Southern states. Colonel is a military rank, usually the highest below general grades, and just above Lieutenant Colonel. The word is pronounced similarly to kernel, perhaps from the Spanish form coronel. In the US military, a... colonel with the 1st South Carolina Infantry A regiment is a military unit, larger than a company and smaller than a division. Depending on mission, country of origin, and makeup, a modern regiment is similar to a brigade in size in that both range from a few hundred soldiers up to 2,000-3,000, depending on... regiment. He was given command of the For more related articles, see alternate spelling Charlestown Charleston is the name of a dance and of several villages, towns and cities in New Zealand, the United States and Scotland. There are also places with the related names of Charlestown and Charles Town. New Zealand: Charleston, New Zealand near Westport... Charleston harbor area after the capture of Battle of Fort Sumter Conflict American Civil War Date April 12-14, 1861 Place Charleston County, South Carolina Result Confederate victory The Battle of Fort Sumter ( April 12 – 13, 1861), a minor military engagement at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, began the American Civil War. Prelude The election of... Fort Sumter. He was promoted to A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. The rank is equivalent to the US Navy rank Rear Admiral (lower half), formerly and still in many other... brigadier general on July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. Events 711 - Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic. 1333 - Battle of Halidon Hill: the final battle of the Wars of Scottish... July 19 and transferred to This article is about the inland city of Pensacola, Florida. For the nearby beachside community, see Pensacola Beach, Florida. There are also other Pensacolas. Aerial view of Pensacola Pensacola is a city located in Escambia County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56... Pensacola, Florida, where he was wounded in the arm during the Battle of Santa Rosa Island. He joined the (confederate) The Confederate Army of the Potomac, whose name was short-lived, was the command under Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard, and whose only major combat action was the First Battle of Bull Run. It was eventually integrated into General Joseph Johnstons Army of Northern Virginia as I Corps... Army of the Potomac in February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. It is the shortest Gregorian month and the only month with the length of 28 or 29 days. The month has 29 days in leap years, when the year number (eg 2004) is a multiple of four (but... February, Events January-March January 10 - End of term for John Gately Downey, 7th Governor of California. He is succeeded by Amasa Leland Stanford. January 30 - The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched. February 1 - Julia Ward Howes Battle Hymn of the Republic is published for the... 1862, which was absorbed into the The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War in the eastern theater. It was most often arrayed against the Union Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. The first commander of the Army of Northern Virginia... Army of Northern Virginia later in the spring, as a Brigade is a term from military science which refers to a group of several battalions (typically two to four), and directly attached supporting units (normally including at least an artillery battery and additional logistic support). A brigade is smaller than a division and roughly equal to or a little larger... brigade commander. In the Map of the events of the campaign. The Peninsula Campaign (also known as the Peninsular Campaign) of the American Civil War was a major Union offensive operation launched in southern Virginia in March through July of 1862. The operation, commanded by General George McClellan, was a roundabout amphibious attempt to... Peninsula Campaign, he distinguished himself at Battle of Williamsburg Conflict American Civil War Date May 5, 1862 Place York County and Williamsburg, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Williamsburg, also known as the Battle of Fort Magruder, took place on May 5, 1862 in York County and Williamsburg, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of... Williamsburg, Battle of Seven Pines Conflict American Civil War Date May 31 - June 1, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, took place from May 31 - June 1, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as... Seven Pines, and in the The Seven Days Campaign (June 25–July 1, 1862), or Seven Days Battle, of the American Civil War was a successful effort by the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee to turn back the Union general George McClellans Army of the Potomac in its attempt to capture Richmond, Virginia... Seven Days Battles. At Battle of Glendale Conflict American Civil War Date June 30, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive (Union withdrawal continued.) The Battle of Glendale, also known as the Battle of Nelson’s Farm, Frayser’s Farm, Charles City Crossroads, White Oak Swamp, New Market Road, or Riddells... Glendale, he took temporary command of James Longstreet James Longstreet (January 8, 1821 – January 2, 1904) was one of the foremost generals of the American Civil War, and later enjoyed a successful post-war career working for the government of his former enemies, as a diplomat and administrator. Early Life Longstreet was born in Edgefield... James Longstreet's A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around 10,000 soldiers. In most armies a division is composed of several regiments or brigades, and in turn several divisions make up a corps. History Pre-modern divisions The term division came into use as armies began... division. Due to his excellent performance on the Peninsula, he was promoted to Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. It is derieved from the older rank of Sergeant Major General. A major general is a high-ranking officer subordinate to a full General. In the United States... major general on July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. Events 1223 - In France, Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France. 1789 - French Revolution: Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille... July 14, Events January-March January 10 - End of term for John Gately Downey, 7th Governor of California. He is succeeded by Amasa Leland Stanford. January 30 - The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched. February 1 - Julia Ward Howes Battle Hymn of the Republic is published for the... 1862, and given command of the 2nd Division of Longstreet's This article is about a military unit. For alternate meanings see Corps (disambiguation). A corps (a word that immigrated from the French language, but originating in the Latin corpus, corporis meaning body; plural same as singular) is a large military unit or formation. In many armies, it refers to a... corps.


At the Second Battle of Bull Run Conflict American Civil War Date August 28–30, 1862 Place Prince William County Result Confederate victory The Second Battle of Manassas, known as the Second Battle of Bull Run in the North, was a battle during the American Civil War. It began with an... Second Battle of Bull Run, Anderson launched an attack that broke the The Union Army refers to the United States Army during the American Civil War. The Union Army is also known as the Northern Army, and the Federal Army. History of the Union Army Formation of the Union Army When the American Civil War began in April 1861, there were only... Union lines and sent it retreating back to Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Washington, D.C. At Battle of Antietam Conflict American Civil War Date September 16–18, 1862 Place Near Sharpsburg, Maryland Result (Union strategic victory) The Battle of Antietam (known as the Battle of Sharpsburg in the South), fought on Wednesday, September 17, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the first major battle of the... Antietam, he was in overall command at the sunken road, or "Bloody Lane", in the center of the Confederate defense. He was wounded in the thigh and left the battle, causing his division to falter and eventually succumb to Union flank attacks that routed them from their position. At The Battle of Fredericksburg, fought on December 13, 1862 between General Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, is today remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War. The battle... Fredericksburg, his division was not heavily engaged. At Battle of Chancellorsville Conflict American Civil War Date April 30 – May 6, 1863 Place Spotsylvania County Result Decisive Confederate victory The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War in 1863. Called Lees perfect battle, it pitted U.S. Major General Joseph Hookers... Chancellorsville, operating away from Longstreet's command (because Longstreet was on detached duty near Norfolk, Virginia, viewed from Portsmouth, across the Elizabeth River Norfolk is a city in the U.S. state of Virginia in the United States of America. It is an independent city, and therefore part of no county. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 234... Norfolk, Virginia at the time), Anderson pressed the Union left while For the 1960s country music artist, see Stonewall Jackson (musician); for the submarine, see USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634). Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson (January 21, 1824–May 10, 1863) was an American teacher and soldier. He became a famous Confederate general during the American Civil War, and was killed... Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson attacked the right. He and Lafayette McLaws Lafayette McLaws ( January 15, 1821 – July 24, 1897) was a U.S. Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. McLaws, who pronounced his first name La-FAY-ette, was born in Augusta, Georgia. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1842... Lafayette McLaws left the main battle line on May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). There are 242 days remaining. Events 1494 - Christopher Columbus discovers Jamaica. 1791 - The May Constitution of Poland (first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Polish Diet. 1808 - Finnish War: Sweden loses... May 3, 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. Events January January 1 - Abraham Lincoln delivers the Emancipation Proclamation during the second year of the American Civil War. January 1 - The first claim under the Homestead Act is made for a farm in Nebraska January 8 - Ground is broken in Sacramento... 1863, and struck east to check the advance of the Union The VI Corps (Sixth Corps) was a corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The corps was organized as the Sixth Provisional Corps on May 18, 1862, by uniting Major General William B. Franklins Division, which had just arrived on the Virginia Peninsula, with Maj. Gen... VI Corps ( Major General John Sedgwick John Sedgwick (September 13, 1813 – May 9, 1864) was a teacher, a career military officer, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War. Sedgwick was born in the Berkshires town of Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut. After teaching for two years, he attended the U... John Sedgwick) into For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807–October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces... Robert E. Lee's rear. Following the death of Jackson, Lee reorganized his army into three corps. Anderson was admired enough by Lee to be considered for corps command, but instead he was assigned to the new Third Corps commanded by Ambrose Powell Hill (November 9, 1825 _ April 2, 1865), was a Confederate States of America general in the American Civil War. A. P. Hill, known to his soldiers as Little Powell, was born in Culpeper, Virginia, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1847, being appointed to... A.P. Hill.


At the Battle of Gettysburg Conflict American Civil War Date July 1–3, 1863 Place Adams County Result Union victory The Battle of Gettysburg ( July 1– 3, 1863), fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign, was the largest battle ever conducted in... Battle of Gettysburg, Anderson's division was third in line of march approaching the town from the west on July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. Events 1000-1899 1097 - Battle of Dorylaeum Crusaders under Bohemond of Taranto defeat a Turkish army under Qilich Arslan I. 1690 - Battle of the Boyne as reckoned under Julian... July 1, 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. Events January January 1 - Abraham Lincoln delivers the Emancipation Proclamation during the second year of the American Civil War. January 1 - The first claim under the Homestead Act is made for a farm in Nebraska January 8 - Ground is broken in Sacramento... 1863, so they arrived late and had little involvement in the start of the battle. (Lee had ordered Anderson into bivouac to rest up for the next day, which could be considered a tactical error on his part. If Anderson had been ordered to attack Cemetery Hill is a small part of the battleground at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that was distinguished because of its tactical value as having high ground over the city of Gettysburg. Categories: Stub | Adams County, Pennsylvania ... Cemetery Hill from the west, and if Lee could have moved Richard Stoddert Ewell (February 8, 1817 - January 25, 1872) was a Confederate military officer during the American Civil War. Ewell was born in Georgetown, D.C.. He graduated from West Point in 1840, thirteenth in his class. He was commissioned in the First Dragoons, then became a First Lieutenant in... Richard S. Ewell to the do the same from the north, the Union lines might have broken and the battle—even the war—might have been won.) On the second day of battle, Anderson's division attacked near the Union center, following on from attacks by Longstreet (the divisions of John Bell Hood John Bell Hood (June 1, 1831–August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Hood had a reputation for bravery and aggressiveness since he was one of the few generals to personally lead his soldiers into combat. Hood was born in Owingsville... John B. Hood and McLaws) to his right. Anderson's right was successful attacking Andrew A. Humphreys's Daniel Sickles and staff after the Battle of Gettysburg There were four formations in the Union Army designated as III Corps (or Third Corps) during the American Civil War. Three were short-lived: Army of Virginia: Irvin McDowell ( June 26, 1862 – September 5, 1862); James B. Ricketts ( September 5... III Corps division along the Emmitsburg Road. His center, under Ambrose R. Wright, penetrated the lightly defended Cemetery Ridge, making better progress than Pickett's Charge would make the following day. However, his left did not keep up the momentum that was needed. Carnot Posey moved haltingly and William Mahone (December 1, 1826 – October 8, 1895), was a civil engineer, teacher, soldier, and a member of the Virginia General Assembly and U.S. Congress. As a Major General of the Confederate Army, Mahone is best known for turning the tide of the Battle of the Crater against... William Mahone didn't move from Seminary Ridge at all. Union reinforcements rushed to counter Wright and he was repulsed. Anderson was criticized for his command during this day of battle. He had little effective control of his brigades and his plan to attack all his brigades in line, without a reserve to capitalize on success, was not well conceived. On July 3 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ July 3 From Wikipedia July 3rd is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 181 days remaining. Events 300-1899 323 - Battle of Adrianople... July 3, Anderson's brigades under Cadmus M. Wilcox and David Lang participated in the waning minutes of Pickett's Charge, but both were driven back.


Next spring, in the This article is about the Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War. For the French and Indian War battle, see Battle of the Wilderness 1755. Battle of the Wilderness Conflict American Civil War Date May 5–7, 1864 Place Spotsylvania County Result Inconclusive (Grant continued his offensive... Battle of the Wilderness, Longstreet was wounded and Anderson took command of the First Corps, leading it through the Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee The Overland Campaign, or Grants Overland Campaign, was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June, 1864, in the American Civil War. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all Union armies, directed the actions of the Army... Overland Campaign. He was promoted to Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. A Lieutenant General ranks immediately below a General and above a Major General. In three branches of the United States military—the Army, Marines and Air Force—a Lieutenant General is a three-star general, named for the... lieutenant general on May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years). There are 214 days remaining. Events 1500-1899 1578 - Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England, destined to mine fools gold at Frobisher Bay, which is used to pave streets in London. 1779... May 31, Events January - March January 21 - Maori Wars: The Tauranga Campaign starts. February 27 - American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia. March 1- Alejandro Mon Menéndez takes office as Prime Minister of Spain March 10 - American Civil War: The Red River Campaign... 1864. When Longstreet returned from his convalescence in October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. October begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Libra and ends in the sign of Scorpio. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation... October, Anderson led the newly created Fourth Corps through the Troops in the Siege of Petersburg faced the usual siege armaments — projectiles of all shapes and sizes and attacks on fortifications — but the Union added underground explosives to the mix. Appomattox Manor served as Union army headquarters during the siege. The Siege of Petersburg (June 15, 1864 - April... Siege of Petersburg and the retreat to The court house The Appomattox Court House is a historic court house located in Appomattox, Virginia famous as the site of the surrender of the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War. The site is... Appomattox Court House and surrender in April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. April begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Aries and ends in the sign of Taurus. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Pisces... April, 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. Events January 31 - American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief. February - The Only known month in History without a Full moon. February 17 - American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina burns as Confederate forces flee from advancing Union... 1865.


After the war, Fighting Dick Anderson was a state phosphate agent in South Carolina. He died in Beaufort is a city located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,950. It is the county seat of Beaufort County6. Beaufort (pronounced Byu-fert unlike its counterpart in North Carolina) is located on Port Royal Island, in the... Beaufort and is buried there in the St. Helena Episcopal Churchyard.


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