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Confederate (CSV)

Private

George W. Armstrong

(1837 - 1905)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Originally from Ohio, he went to Texas in 1858. He mustered in New Orleans as Private in Company A, First Texas Infantry on 16 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded severely in the neck and hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was detailed to the Texas Iron Works by April 1864.

After the War

He was a miller. Listing his residence as Avinger, TX, he entered the Confederate Home in Austin on 10 February 1898 and lived there for most of the rest of his life.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. Personal information from a brief bio from the Texas State Cemetery. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1837 in OH

Death

09/26/1905 Austin, TX; burial in Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX

Notes

1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 - 143  [AotW citation 1417]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 16  [AotW citation 20844]