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At enlistment he was 18 years old, 5' 4" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, and a laborer.
According to the muster rolls he was present every month throughout his service. He mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. According to the records he received no pay from the time of his enlistment, owed $139.91 to the government for his clothing, and was owed $100 bounty.
<ref>The amount he owed for clothing must be a clerical error. It is difficult to imagine that any soldier--especially a company cook--could have drawn this much clothing in less than a year's time.</ref>
No pension record for Anderson has been found. His grave has also not been located.