Bruce Anderson

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Birthday
19, 1845
Birthplace
Mexico City, Mexico
Death Date
Aug 22, 1922 (77)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1845
Birthplace
Mexico City, Mexico
Death Date
Aug 22, 1922 (77)

About

This African American soldier in the Union Army earned the prestigious Medal of Honor for his service during the 1865 Second Battle of Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, North Carolina.

Before Fame

He joined the military in 1864 as a member of the 142nd New York Infantry unit.

Trivia

He was laid to rest in the Green Hill Cemetery in Amsterdam, New York.

Family Life

He was born in Mexico City, but he later lived and worked on a Schenectady, New York farm.

Associated With

Nearly fifty years after his actions at the Second Battle of Fort Fisher, he was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Woodrow Wilson.