From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/11/1865, p. 4, c. 4
Among the most important pardons it has recently been our pleasure to record is that of General Joseph R. Anderson, of the Richmond Tredegar Iron Works, which was granted during the early part of last week. This secures the uninterrupted working of the most important manufacturing establishment in the State, and one which gives employment to the largest number of skilled laborers. General Anderson’s case was embarrassed by his being included within the special exceptions. He is a graduate of West Point, but resigned his commission nearly thirty years ago; he was for a time a Brigadier-General in the Confederate army, and owns property, the assessed value of twenty thousand dollars. – Richmond Times.