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1. He served in the Black Hawk War of 1832 as a colonel of Illinois
volunteers, where he had the distinction of twice mustering Captain Abraham
Lincoln in and out of army service.
2. He served in the Second Seminole War as an assistant adjutant general on
the staff of Winfield Scott.
3. The artillery attack was commanded by Brig. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, who
had been Anderson's student at West Point.
4. His next assignment placed him in another sensitive political position,
commander of the Department of Kentucky (subsequently renamed the Department of
the Cumberland), in a border state that had officially declared neutrality
between the warring parties. He served in that position from May 28, 1861, until
failing health required his replacement, by Brig. Gen. William T. Sherman, on
October 6, 1861.
5. On October 27, 1863, he officially retired from the Army and saw no
further active service.
6. Days after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox and the effective
conclusion of the war, Anderson returned to Charleston in the uniform of a
brevet major general (ranking as of February 3, 1865) and, four years after
lowering the 33-star flag in surrender, raised it in triumph over the recaptured
but badly battered Fort Sumter during ceremonies there. (The same evening, April
14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated).
West Point Cemetery, West Point, New York.
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