Dempsy Armstrong(c. 1831 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 30 year old farmer with three children, he enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion as 3rd Sergeant on 1 December 1861 in Columbia, SC. Reduced to Private on 1 June 1862. Transferred 1 July to Company E, and promoted Corporal in August.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Some genealogists have him as Demcy Armstrong.
Death Date: 09/14/1862 Death Place: Fox's Gap, MD Burial Place: Dials Cemetery, Gray Court, SC
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15923]
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