Nebraska Authors

Robert Ball Anderson

Born 1843-03-01 Green County, KY (USA)

Born a Slave

Died 1930-11-30
Union, NE (USA)

Hemingford, NE (USA)
Hemingford Cemetery

Born a slave in Green County, Kentucky, Robert Ball Anderson fought in the Civil War with the 125th Colored Infantry of Kentucky. After the war, he became a homesteader in Nebraska.

Places Lived

Green County, KY
Butler County, NE

Author Of

  • Biography


Memoirs; Slavery; Homesteading - Nebraska


Union Soldier, 125th Colored Infantry, KY
Railroad Construction Worker, Burlington Railroad


From Slavery to Affluence: Memoirs of Robert Anderson, Ex-Slave. 1967. (with Daisy Anderson Leonard)

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