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Louisa Hughes Armistead
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1787
Death: Oct. 4, 1861

Louisa Hughes Armistead was the wife of the United States Army Officer, who 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 kept the flag which flew over Fort McHenry, during the battle, as was the custom at that time. His wife Lousia kept that flag, which was to become known as the Star Spangle Banner, in her attic, after his death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Christopher Hughes (1745 - 1824)
  Margaret Sanderson Hughes (1760 - 1825)
 
 Spouse:
  George Armistead (1780 - 1818)
 
 Sibling:
  Louisa Hughes Armistead (1787 - 1861)
  Mary Hughes Armstrong (1791 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Saint Pauls Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: Christopher Hughes Tomb
 
Created by: MGannuch
Record added: Jul 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93923751
Louisa <i>Hughes</i> Armistead
Added by: MGannuch
 
Louisa <i>Hughes</i> Armistead
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