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Personal Information: Place of Birth: Plymouth, NC Age: 49 Complexion: Negro Occupation: Cook / Farmer Height: 5'10"
Naval Service: Place of Enlistment: Philadelphia, PA Date of Enlistment: April 17, 1863 Term of Enlistment: 3 years Rating: Landsman
Detailed Muster Records: Date: Vessel:
March 31, 1865 U.S.S. Wyandank July 1, 1865 U.S.S. Wyandank
AARON SANDERSON (a.k.a. AARON ANDERSON): Citation: G.O. No.: 59, June 22, 1865. Served on board the U.S.S. Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek (on Maryland side of Potomac River), March 17, 1865. Participating with a boat crew in the clearing of Mattox Creek, Landsman Anderson carried out his duties courageously in the face of a devastating fire which cut away half the oars, pierced the launch in many places and cut the barrel off a musket being fired at the enemy.
Note: Aaron Anderson, born 1811 in Plymouth, NC, name was erroneously entered into the ship's log as "Aaron Sanderson".
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