May 29, 1844 Annandale Fairfax County Virginia, USA
Dec. 20, 1919, USA
Son of Josiah Orcutt Armes (1807-1873) and Caroline Olive Older (1801-1862).
Husband of Lucy Hamilton Kerr (2/9/1851-1927; daughter of John Bozman Kerr and Lucy H. Stevens)who he married on 10/14/1874.
Husband of Marie Atkinson (9/15/1864-1944; daughter of Richard Henry Lee Atkinson and Matilda Houghton)who he married on 12/24/1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Father of the following children: Cecelia "Cecily" Harold Armes 8/1/1875 - 2/1910 (m. Herbert Claude) Ethel Marie Armes 12/1/1876 - 9/29/1945 George Kerr Armes 10/7/1878 - 8/28/1934 (m. Mabel S. Seale 1/1884 or 1911 - 2/23/1987) Oscar St John Armes 12/26/1879 - (m. Dorothea Barnett Drew 1885 - ) Lucy Hamilton Armes 11/1882 - 1/24/1952 (m. James E. Gill) (m. Julian LaMar AKA Miller 10/14/1893 - 9/6/1967) Dorothy Neale Armes 1/8/1885 - (m. Cutler Cannidy) Edith Armes 1886 - (m. Unknown Rucker) Edmund Campion Armes 12/1/1889 - Herbert Joseph Armes 1891 -
Author of the book, "Ups & Downs of an Army Officer" about his colorful, heroic and turbulent career in the United States Army, a lot of which is used in this biographical treatise. His book was first published in 1900 and there are no copyrights currently in effect that I could find.
Armes career in the military brought him fame and a degree of infamy. He very possibly knew or served with almost every major historical figure during the Civil War through about 1900 when he wrote his book to include: Buffalo Bill Cody, George Armstrong Custer, Phil Sheridan, Winfield Scott Hancock, George Meade, William Tecumseh Sherman, James Blaine and many, many more.
He was born in Virginia but during the Civil War he chose to fight for the Union. While en route to Washington, D.C., he was captured by Cassius M. Clay....