- E. C. Bearss
Anderson, Patton (16 February 1822–20 September 1872), Confederate soldier, was born James Patton Anderson in Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee, the son of William Preston Anderson, a soldier and U.S. district attorney, and Margaret L. Adair. His father died in 1831. Patton Anderson attended common school in Tennessee and Kentucky and in October 1836 entered Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. His stepfather, J. N. Bybee, suffered financial reversals that led to Anderson’s withdrawal from college in 1837. In the autumn of 1838 Anderson accompanied his stepfather and the family to Mississippi, where they settled at Hernando, in De Soto County. Anderson reentered Jefferson College in April 1839 and graduated in 1840....