Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson.
Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry in 1914. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery and was the second North Carolinian to have a ship of the Navy named for him, the destroyer "U.S.S. Anderson." Admiral Anderson is also the namesake of Anderson Elementary School in Wilmington.
Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
NCR Family and Biography Files, "Anderson, Adm. Edwin A." File
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Clipping from the Sunday Star News September 24, 1933