United States Army Officer. Served as Major and commander of Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland. He was in command of the Fort during the War of 1812 when the British unsuccessfully attempted to force its capitulation by an naval artillery bombardment. The attack was witnessed by Francis Scott Key, who immortalized it in the words of "The Star Spangled Banner". Major Armistead was the uncle of Civil War Confederate General Lewis Armistead, who is buried next to him.
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Major thank you for your service and leadership most importantly at a critical time in our nation's history. You commanded Fort McHenry in a superior fashion. May you rest in peace, sir. -
Daniel Moran Added: Apr. 10, 2016