Born at Decauter County, Indiana, November 13, 1839, he received the Medal of Honor while serving in the Civil War with Company B, 51st Indiana Volunteer Infantry at Nashville, Tennessee, on December 16, 1864.
He died on February 7, 1904 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Emma A. V. Ogden Anderson (1848-1901) is buried with him.
ANDERSON, MARION T.
Rank and organization: Captain, Company D, 51st Indiana Infantry. Place and date: At Nashville, Tennessee, 16 December 1864. Entered service at: Kokomo, Indiana. Birth: Decatur County, Indiana. Date of issue: 1 September 1893.
Citation: Led his regiment over 5 lines of the enemy's works, where he fell, severely wounded.
ANDERSON, MARION T
CAPT 51 IND INF CIV WAR
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/07/1904
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE LOT 512
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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