An excerpt from the Life and letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson...:
His [Thomas Anderson's] sons William, Joseph and Abner, took up arms against Great Britain in 1812. Under Col. Sanderson they went from Fairfield county, Ohio, and William and Joseph are mentioned in Sanderson's report now on file in the office of the Adjutant General of Ohio.
Joseph, under Gen. W.H. Harrison, died in the service at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, of camp fever.
|Battle Of Lake Erie|
William was in the battle of Lake Erie, (Perry's Victory,) lay sick a while at Put-in-Bay and after the invasion of Canada died at Malden or Fort Malden. They were good soldiers and true men, but were swept away by an enemy more relentless and destructive than the British and Indians--the poisonous malaria of the vast swamps of Northern Ohio.
George Sanderson's Ohio soldiers: