Robert Anderson was born on June 14, 1805 in the city of Louisville, Kentucky. He was raised by a southern slave-holding family. The family had many famous ancestors including Chief Justice John Marshall and Charles Anderson who was a former governor of Ohio. Anderson was influenced by his war hero and politician descendants, causing him to dedicate his life to America by choosing a military career. In 1825, Anderson graduated from West Point, being fifth out of a class of 37 students. After West Point, he served as secretary to his brother, Richard, who was the minister for Columbia. Having graduated from West Point he had risen to the ranking major, 1st Artillery, by the time of his assignment on November 15, 1860. He then was assigned to attend artillery school at Fortress Monroe Artillery School. After he completed classes there he went back to West Point to teach artillery as an instructor for 2 years. Among his students were Sherman, Bragg, Beauregard (who became his assistant), McDowell, Meade, Hooker, and Early.
In the mid 1830’s, Anderson encountered his first war experience when he commanded Illinois volunteers in the Blackhawk Wars. Then in 1837 he fought in the Seminole Wars...
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... the best he could and was always fighting for his country. He was loyal and brave in war and he knew how to lead soldiers into battle. Another principle reflecting Anderson’s life was “Seek the consent of your followers for you to lead them.” Anderson had led many soldiers into battles and he had the strength and leadership to do so. He accepted input from his soldiers and used it to fulfill the mission. “A good leader avoids issuing orders, preferring to request, imply, or make suggestions.” Anderson had the skills to deal with issues within the war and help his brothers in war with his great leadership.
Phillips, Donald T. Lincoln on Leadership. New York, NY: Warner, 1992. Print.
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