Nicholas Longworth Anderson
NICHOLAS LONGWORTH ANDERSON was
born April 22, 1838, the scion of a distinguished Cincinnati family. He was the
son of Larz and Catherine Longworth Anderson and the grandson of Nicholas
Longworth I. He was the nephew of Ohio Governor Charles Anderson and of Major
Robert Anderson, who helped at the defense of Fort Sumter. After graduating from
Harvard in 1858 and travelling in Europe, Anderson had just begun studying law
in Cincinnati when the Civil War started. He volunteered as a private but soon
was promoted to colonel. He served in western Virginia and in most of the major
campaigns in the West, but was wounded severely twice and was mustered out of
service in June 1864, having attained the rank of brevet major general.
Following the death of his father, he spent the remainder of his life managing the Longworth estate. General Anderson died September 18, 1892, in Lucerne, Switzerland, at age fifty-four.