b. 1852 Sweden. d. 11/03/1908 Brooklyn, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 28/06/1878 on board USS Powhatan.
Born in 1852 in Sweden, Anderson migrated to the United States and joined the Navy from New York. By June 28, 1878, he was serving as a coxswain on the USS Powhatan.
On board the U.S.S. Powhatan, 28 June 1878. Acting courageously, Anderson rescued from drowning W. H. Moffatt, first class boy.
BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
St Stephen Section, Range U, Grave 17
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.