|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1844|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1862|
The name of David used in the bio, on the gravestone in TN, and as listed in military reords is most likely not correct.
Daniel was the son of William S Armstong 1799-1894 and Lucy A. Brown. They were married in Menard CO IL in 1843.
His father moved to Knox County IL at a later time. The gravestones of wives # 2 and #3 were unearthed in a cornfield. Wife #2 is Lucy A Brown.
Also found at the Knox Co location is a gravestone for Daniel. The stone reads:
Daniel K. Armstrong
son of William & Lucy A. Armstrong
died Nov. 23, 1862
Age 18 yr 8 mo 9 da
Co. E. 85 Ill. Regt. Ill. Vol.
Remains near Bowling Green, Ky.
Much more additional info can be found on this at:
under the entry for Armstrong Cemetery.
Daniels father applied for pension benefits Aug, 1890.
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 393 - 407
DAVID ARMSTRONG, aged twenty-one, born in Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, and was a farmer when he enlisted from his native town. He was sent to the hospital at Bowling Green, Ky., where he died December 5, 1862. IS buried at No. 10931 in the national cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.
Company E was the Menard county company and was enrolled by Pleasant S. Scott, of Petersburg, under date of July 17, 1862. In this county were many people who had emigrated from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. These people were hardy, patriotic and brave, and most of them were strongly opposed to slavery. And these pioneers and their sons were prompt to respond to the call of the President for additional troops.
At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Pleasant S. Scott, captain; Joseph M. Plunkett, first lieutenant, and Abraham Clary, second lieutenant. At the organization of the regiment this company became the color company.
The record shows that the company had 3 killed in battle, 5 died of wounds, 2 were accidentally killed, 12 died of disease, 18 were discharged for disability, 13 were wounded who lived to be discharged from the service. Of the 81 officers and men who formed the original company but 21 went home together at the close of the war. Not so strong in numbers as some of the others, nevertheless this company made a record of which all its members should be proud.
Lucy A. Brown Armstrong (1819 - 1862)
Nashville National Cemetery
Plot: N, 10931
Maintained by: Debra
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3180383