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Bruce Anderson

 

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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.

Green Hill Cemetery

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Born:  June 19, 1845 at Mexico City, Mexico

Entered Service in the US Army from Albany, NY

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism January 15, 1865 at Fort Fisher, NC

Died:  August 22, 1922 at the age of 77

By the end of the year 1864, Wilmington was the South's last open seaport on the Atlantic coast and was protected by Fort Fisher in North Carolina. On December 24 the Union Navy and Army made a combined assault on Fort Fisher, but were turned back after two days of fighting. The combined force returned on January 12, 1865, and engaged the fort in three days of combat from sea and land. The campaign culminated in a six-hour battle on January 15 during which at least 30 men earned Medals of Honor and the important fort was captured. Private Bruce Anderson was cited for his own heroism in voluntarily advancing with the head of his column and cutting down the palisading.

 

 

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