Abstract of Military Service for Carl Oscar Anderson

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Abstract of Military Service for Carl Oscar Anderson

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Abstract of World War I Military Service


World War, 1914-1918


The abstract of military service for Carl Oscar Anderson (1893-1918). The card includes Anderson's name, age, race, serial number, place of birth, unit and ranks, death date and cause
and who was notified of his death. In this case, Anderson's father received the news.

Carl Oscar Anderson was born on March 3, 1893 in Orlando, Florida to parents Axel and Augusta. He was the third of five children. Around 1913, the family moved to Miami, Florida, where Anderson found work at Melrose Dairy. On June 5, 1917, he registered for the draft, and on October 6, 1917, he was inducted into the United States Army. Throughout his service, Anderson maintained the rank of private as he served in multiple units in his first eight months. Then, on June 20, 1918, he departed for France and became part of Company B of the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division. He and his unit likely participated in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne. On October 3, 1918, Anderson was killed in action, likely during the advance to Bois de Beuge. His legacy lives on, memorialized on the Lake Eola Tablet in downtown Orlando.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


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Digital reproduction of original double-sided typewritten abstract of military service, May 17, 1920: World War I Army Card Roster, 1924: Florida, Box 1.


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Date Created

ca. 1920-05-17


Anderson, Carl Oscar




54 KB, 51 KB


1 double-sided typewritten abstract of military service






Miami, Florida

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Originally created by P.C. Harris and published by the General Adjutant's Office.

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
American Battle Monuments Commission. 3d Division, Summary of Operations in the World War. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1944.
Florida Department of Military Affairs. "Carl O Anderson." Online database with images, FloridaMemory. Miami, Florida. Army Box 1. Accessed October 15, 2018. https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/192012?id=1.
Keene, Jennifer D. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Selective Service System. "Carl Oscar Anderson." United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Online database with images, FamilySearch. Dade County, Florida. NARA microfilm publication M1509, FHL microfilm 1,556,881. Accessed October 16, 2018. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K35D-HZW.
The Ocala Evening Star. "Killed in Action." December 5, 1918, 1. Accessed October 16, 2018. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF0075908/07108/1j.
The Orlando Sentinel. "Eola Tablet Honors World War Dead." August 22, 1937, 4. Accessed October 16, 2018. https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/295283216.
U.S. Census Bureau. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
h=458212" target="_blank">Carl O Anderson." 1900 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Lake Maitland, Orange, Florida. Enumeration District 0117. NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240175. Accessed October 15, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
U.S. Census Bureau. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
h=196270891" target="_blank">Carl O Anderson." 1910 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Maitland, Orange, Florida. Enumeration District 0111. NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374179. Accessed October 15, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp



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