9th PA Reserves, Co. D
Saint Mary's Cemetery, Lawrenceville
"Colonel Robert Anderson was born in New York State, May 17th, 1817 and settled in Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania when quite young. On completion of his education Robert Anderson moved to Pittsburg and secured a clerkship in the Post Office in the year 1840, and he served in that position until the breaking out of the war with Mexico in 1847, when he volunteered in the Duquesne Grays, enlisting as a Private. After the war he returned to Pittsburg and resumed his position in the Post Office, being promoted to Chief Clerk. In 1852 he was appointed Postmaster by President Franklin Pierce, a position held until 1858, when he resigned to engage in business. On the breaking out of the War Of The Rebellion, Anderson served as Captain of Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, and was Colonel of the same Regiment. In 1866 he again entered the Post Office as Chief Clerk, under Postmaster Wade Hampton. He remained in this position until 1872, when he resigned.
He died June 17th, 1876."
Source: History Of The Pittsburgh Post Office ~ Circa 1900
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