Thomas McArthur Anderson papers, 1822-1973  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Anderson, Thomas McArthur, 1836-1917
Thomas McArthur Anderson papers
1822-1973 (inclusive)
1.75 cubic feet
Collection Number
1973 (Accession No. 1973-003)
Papers of a Major General, U.S. Army who fought in the Civil War and was later stationed for 14 years at Fort Ringgold on the Texas border
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
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Telephone: 206-543-1929
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Thomas McArthur Anderson (1836-1917) graduated from St. Mary’s College in Maryland and from Cincinnati Law School. In 1858, he was admitted to the bar and began to practice law in Cincinnati. During the Civil War in 1861, Anderson enlisted as a private in the 65th Ohio Volunteers and shortly thereafter was commissioned Second Lieutenant of the 5th United States Cavalry. He was promoted to captain and served with the 12th United States Infantry. He remained in the army after the war, becoming a colonel in command of the 14th Infantry.

In 1898, as a Brigadier General, Anderson commanded the vanguard of the United States expeditionary force (the Eighth Army Corps) in the Philippines. These men were the first troops to reach the Philippines after George Dewey’s victory against the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. Anderson stayed in the Philippines until 1899, fighting in the early stages of the Philippine-American War until he was succeeded by General Henry W. Lawton.

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Correspondence, speeches, writings, genealogy, clippings, photographs. Primarily documents life of Thomas McArthur Anderson, but also has information about other prominent family members. Anderson's memoirs include an account of the Battle of Antietam. Includes genealogical research notes and materials collected by Charles A. Gauld, Anderson's grandson.

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
  • Civil War--Veterans
  • Personal Names :
  • Anderson, Thomas McArthur, 1836-1917--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Anderson family (creator)
    • Anderson, Charles (creator)
    • Anderson, Duncan (creator)
    • Anderson, Richard Clough (creator)
    • Anderson, Robert (creator)
    • Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 (creator)
    • Gauld, Charles Anderson, 1911- (creator)
    • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 (creator)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)