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This Day in Georgia History

April 04, 1901

Tige Anderson Died

Former Confederate general George Thomas “Tige” Anderson died in Anniston, Alabama. Born Feb. 3, 1824 in Covington, Ga. Anderson served in the Mexican War and later in the U.S. Army (1855-58). In 1861, he joined the 11th Georgia as a colonel. He commanded a brigade in D R Jones’ division during the battles of Seven Days, Second Manassas, and Sharpsburg. In Nov. 1862, he was promoted to brigadier general and commanded his own brigade in Hood’s Division at the battles of Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. He also commanded his own brigade in Field’s Division at the battles of The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Appomattox. Anderson’s post-war career included jobs as a freight agent, police chief, and tax collector. See Feb. 3, 1824 entry for more biographical information on Anderson.