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John B. "Jack" Armstrong
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1844
Bond County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1863
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

JOHN B. "Jack" ARMSTRONG.5,(MILTON ARMSTRONG.4, JOHN ARMSTRONG Jr.3, JOHN ARMSTRONG Sr.2, ROBERT ARMSTRONG.1) born: 16 January 1844 Elm Point, Bond County Illinois, died: 8 January 1863, Madison, Dane County Wisconsin, while on Furlough, buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville, Grant County Wisconsin, son of; MILTON ARMSTRONG and SARAH HELEN ROBINSON.

Private Co. C. 25th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry, died at the "Battle of the Wilderness"

Source; Civil War Soldier and Sailer system

Armstrong, John B. Union Infantry 25th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

Source; Notes of Olive Kaune

John enlisted in the Civil War on the 11th August 1862, witht eh 25th Wisconsin Regiment, Company E., mustered in 14 September 1862, at Camp Soloman, LaCrosse Wisconsin (Next to the Tri state of Wisconsin Iowa, Minnesota) on the 25th he was sent to the Minnesota Territory to supress the Indian uprising, (after the muster date of 14 September 1862). Then in late November the 25th Wisconsin went on a 300 mile forced march, from Winona Minnesota, to Camp Randal, Madison Wisconsin, they arrived 18 December 1862, John B. Armstrong died about three weeks later, on the 8 January 1863.

The 25th was comprised mainly of Platteville men, that is why they were called the "PLATTEVILLE RANGERS". A fellow soldier of the 25th Company E., Penned a poem entitled "COME PLATTEVILLE RANGERS, to Honor the late John B. Armstrong, James D. Bailey survived and was discharged on the 11 February 1865 due to disability. The captains of the 25th were Captain John M. Scott, and Captain John M. Shaw, John B. Armstrong never saw action during the Civil War, the 25th went on to Vicksburg after his death.

This POEM was sent to John B. Armstrong's parents, MILTON and SARAH ARMSTRONG

SONG OF THE DEATH OF J. B. ARMSTRONG, Written by James D. Bailey, his friend

Come Platteville Rangers let us Mourn
A comrade's form lies cold in death
A soldier from our ranks is torn
The first to yield life's fleeting breath
No conflict dire around him rage
No smoky pall surrond him
But in dying couch he lays
Till death in mercy found him
No gory shroud enclosed his form
No bloody banner round him
But lay in his Blue Uniform
With death's cold grasp around him
We place a guard arouond the tent
In which his comrades placed him
And watched through out the gloomy night
Till morning did release them
We slowly raised his lifeless form
And in his coffin placed him
And sent him to his boyhood Home
With mourning friends we left him

 
 
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 Parents:
  Milton Armstrong (1811 - 1890)
  Sarah Helen Robinson Armstrong (1807 - 1872)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Jane Armstrong (1836 - 1840)*
  William White Armstrong (1838 - 1862)*
  James Robinson Armstrong (1840 - 1864)*
  John B. Armstrong (1844 - 1863)
  Jessie Rosetta Armstrong Jury (1874 - 1940)**
  Frederick Grant Armstrong (1875 - 1878)**
  Emma Ann Armstrong (1878 - 1878)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Platteville
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Marilyn Pederson
Record added: Jul 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39469657
John B. Jack Armstrong
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- Marilyn Pederson
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- Marilyn Pederson
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- Marilyn Pederson
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