Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Franklin Anderson

Franklin Anderson

Representing: Union

Unit History

  • 11th Missouri Infantry H
  • 62nd Illinois Infantry F

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Franklin Anderson
Full Unit History

Organized: 6/1861 & 7/1861 Missouri and Illinois
Mustered In: 8/1/1861 St. Louis, MO
Mustered Out: 1/15/1866

4/1862 Camp Dubois Anna, IL
Mustered In:
4/10/1862 Camp Dubois, Anna, IL
Mustered Out:
3/6/1866 Little Rock, IL

Regimental History


The 11th was a three year Federal infantry regiment. Its period of service was within the western theater of the American Civil War (ACW).

Raised in Missouri and Illinois, the 11th was mustered into Union service on 8/1/1861. Almost immediately thereafter it went into camp at Cape Girardeau, MO then moved with an expedition to Perryville, MO where it captured a number of the enemy.

In October, 1861 the 11th fought in the battle of Fredricktown, MO. It concluded the year participating in a demonstration on the Whitewater River while Union forces under command of Ulysses S. Grant attacked Belmont, MO.

During 2/1862 the 11th took part in the operations around New Madrid and Island No. 10 along the Mississippi River. After defeating the enemy at those places it dropped down river to attack Ft. Pillow. In April it was ordered to Shiloh/Pittsburg Landing, TN. After that it participated in almost all the Federal maneuvers around Corinth, Rienzi, Booneville and Farmington, MS as well as Tuscumbia and Russellville, AL

Next came the battle of Luka, MS (9/19/1862). There the 11th held its ground against superior enemy numbers losing seventy six killed and wounded. During the winter it was active in operations around Mississippi and western Tennessee.

February, 1863 saw the 11th active in the Union campaign to capture Vicksburg, MS. 5/15/1863 found it in the advance charge against the enemy’s works on Walnut Hills.  The 11th was the only regiment to reach the Rebel fortifications, but it cost the unit over one hundred killed and wounded.

After the fall of Vicksburg (7/4/1863) the 11th fought at Milliken’s Bend, MS and Richmond, LA. It was then stationed at Big Black River Bridge until 11/8/1863 before being ordered to Memphis, TN.

The history of the 11th during 1864 is practically the history of Union maneuvers in northern Mississippi, western TN, Arkansas and Missouri. In November it was ordered to Nashville, TN where it assisted in the defeat of Rebel forces under Gen. Hood and the pursuit which followed.

Spring, 1865. The 11th was engaged in movements against Spanish Fort and Ft. Blakely near Mobile, AL. It then remained on duty in Alabama until 12/24/1865 when it was ordered to Memphis, TN for final muster.


Officers Killed Or Mortally Wounded:  6; Officers Died Of Disease, Accidents, Etc.:  2; Enlisted Men Killed Or Mortally Wounded: 98   ; Enlisted Men Died Of Disease, Accidents, Etc.: 179.


The 62nd Illinois was a three year infantry regiment. Its period of service was within the western theater of the American Civil War (ACW).

After being organized and mustered in Anna, IL, on 4/22/1862 the 62nd was ordered to Cairo in the same state. From there it moved to Paducah, KY before moving in to Tennessee that June. There, it served quietly throughout the summer and autumn. That December it had some skirmishes with the enemy.

In August, 1863 the regiment was transferred to Arkansas. On 9/10 the unit met Rebel forces near Little Rock. Driving them back, the Confederates evacuated that place.

On 1/9/1864 the 62nd re-enlisted as a veteran organization. That August it returned to Illinois for thirty day veteran furloughs. Returning to the field the unit was stationed at Pine Bluff, AR.

April, 1865. Non-veterans of the regiment were ordered to Illinois for muster-out. At that time, remaining veterans and new recruits were consolidated into seven companies and designated the 62nd Consolidated Illinois Infantry.

The Consolidated 62nd remained on duty at Pine Bluff, AR until July when it was moved, by river, to Port Gibson, MS. Final muster occurred at Little Rock, IL on 3/6/1866. After that the unit was ordered to Springfield, IL for final payment and discharge.



Officers Killed Or Mortally Wounded: 0; Officers Died Of Disease, Accidents, Etc.:  9; Enlisted Men Killed Or Mortally Wounded:  3; Enlisted Men Died Of Disease, Accidents, Etc.: 251.

Soldier History

SOLDIER:  (11th)
Residence:  Inf. Not Avail.  Age: 26.2 yrs.
Enlisted/Enrolled:  8/1/1861 (est.) St. Louis, MO Rank:  Pvt.
Mustered In: 8/1/1861 St. Louis, MO
Discharged For Disability: Inf. Not Avail.
Highest Rank: Pvt.
Rank At Discharge: Pvt.

SOLDIER: (62nd)
 Inf. Not Avail. Age: 28.0 yrs.
Enlisted/Enrolled:  Rank:
Mustered In:
Mustered Out:  12/14/1865
Highest Rank:
Rank At Discharge:

Family History



NOTE: The birth - to - death biographical profile of Franklin Anderson was created in September, 2022 near the end of the Covid-19 medical pandemic. It contains less depth of detail than many other biographies within this website because military service, pension and other veteran-related files housed in Washington, D.C.'s National Archives were not available. At a later time those documents may be obtained and the data contained therein added to the narrative which follows.
Franklin “Francis”* Anderson was born on 5/6/1835. It is surmised his place of birth was within the state of Illinois.

Birth family information on Franklin is non-existent. Neither of his parents are identified within available documentation. Additionally, there is no data pertaining to possible siblings.

First data on Mr. Anderson comes from 8/1/1861 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. At that time it appears that, with regimental quotas having been filled in Illinois, he travelled to St. Louis, MO where he enlisted in in the 11th Missouri Infantry.

Private Anderson’s term within the 11th was to have been three years. However, for an unknown reason on an unknown date in 1862 he was granted a disability discharge. Military service records will likely have to be obtained in order to identify all dates relating to his service with the 11th.

Whatever the reason for his discharge,, as early as 12/18/1862 Franklin applied for, and was granted, a U.S. Government disability pension based on his service in the 11th. Again, pension records will likely have to be obtained to clarify these issues.

 By May of 1863 Franklin was considered physically fit enough to re-enlist. On this occasion his regiment was the 62nd Illinois Infantry. He subsequently served to the end of The War with that organization.

Post ACW, information on Franklin is, again, non-existent.  The next data pertaining to his life comes from 10/8/1888.

On 10/8/1888 in Clark County, IL Franklin married. His bride was Cynthia A. Trueblood. Beyond her name, nothing is known about Cynthia. Another great unknown is whether the couple produced children.

At some point in time Franklin and Cynthia found their way to the Pacific Northwest. Franklin died on 10/6/1906. He was/is buried in the Grand Army Of The Republic (G.A.R.) Ocean View Cemetery located in Port Angeles Clallam County, WA. At his passing the old soldier was aged seventy one years and five months. Cause of death is not known.

On 10/31/1906 the widow Anderson applied for and was granted at least a portion of her late husband’s pension stipend. Details of her monthly allowance are not known.

When and where Cynthia passed on are other mysteries. . The same holds true for her final resting place.

*The “Francis” moniker is found in conjunction with this individual’s service in the 62nd Illinois Infantry.

Posted: 5/4/23


Buried at Ocean View Cemetery GAR Section Clallam Co.

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