Spectacular view of Chaplin turned Colonel Edward Anderson. Served as Chaplain of the 37th Illinois vols from 9/61-4/62 and Colonel of the 12th Indiana Cavalry from 3/64-11/65. Later Chaplain in chief of the GAR. Evidently Colonel Anderson was a notorious Abolutionist who executed many during the war according to the printed obituary.In a typed obituary from 1916 Andersons military record is stated as follows: Enlisted in a Company from Massachusetts raised by Colonel Thomas W. Joined John Brown in Lawrence, Kansas in 1856 and took an active part against the Border Ruffians of Missouri for the purpose of making Kansas a free state. Illinois Infantry September 18, 1861. Colonel 12th Indiana Cavalry March 1, 1864. Department of Massachusetts until November 10, 1865 when he was mustered out.
A Commission of Brigadier General was issued to him and was waiting the signature of the lamented Lincoln the day he was assassinated. Among the orig papers in this archive there is a nearly unbelievable manuscript list of 31 disloyal persons in Northern Alabama who were killed by Col. Anderson or by his command. The 29th person on this list, Pat Davis, is mentioned in a January 25, 1868 Louisville Journal newspaper article entitled Why I Became a Rebel. In this article the writer tells of Pat Davis, a peaceable, quiet, but noble boy, age 17 years, was one evening bathing in a creek a short distance from his home when a squad of soldiers belonging to the 12th Indiana arrested him and took him to campCol.
Anderson asked if he was a bushwacker? John Mayne Lee fired the first shot until the firing of the final shot The original hit list is enclosed in an 1866 letter from Col. Anderson to his father stating why he personally killed or ordered to be killed disloyal bushwackers as a provost court were releasing these same men he had orig taken as prisoners; Col.Anderson was indeed court-martialed for the murder of Pat Davis. It is amazing based on the evidence that he was acquitted but this was a Reconstruction court in Nashville, Tennessee. The item "Civil War Era CDV of Union Colonel/Chaplin Edward Anderson Illinois/Indiana" is in sale since Thursday, June 29, 2017.
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