Gen. Robert Anderson, U.S.A. (Fort Sumpter [sic]).

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Title:Gen. Robert Anderson, U.S.A. (Fort Sumpter [sic]).

Portrait of Robert Anderson (1805-1871), a brigadier general in the Union Army of the United States Civil War. He born in "Soldier's Retreat," near Louisville, Kentucky. He was the commanding officer of Fort Sumter during the attack by the Confederate States of America. The artillery attack began April 12, 1861, and continued until Anderson, badly outnumbered and outgunned, surrendered the fort on April 14. The battle began the United States Civil War. Anderson's actions at Fort Sumter made him an immediate national hero.

Local identification number: ULPA 1986.87.08

Types:Albumen prints | Cabinet photographs
Subjects:Portraits | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union | Generals--American--1860-1870 | Generals | Military uniforms | Military officers | Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871
Collection:General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836-ca. 1890
Institution:University of Louisville Libraries
Original Material:

4.25 x 6.5 in. b&w cabinet card. Item Number ULPA 1986.87.08 in the General Orlando M. Poe Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

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