US Navy. Born 1852 in Sweden. No War: Enlisted from New York. Coxswain. Awarded Medal of Honor. On board the U.S.S. Powhatan on 28 Jun 1878, acting courageously, Anderson rescued from drowning W. H. Moffatt, first class boy. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 333, 1011)