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Rev Thomas Stewart Armistead
Birth: Jul. 23, 1842
Quincy
Gadsden County
Florida, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1922
Bartow
Polk County
Florida, USA

Civil War Confederate Officer. A Gadsden County, Florida native, he was most likely making a living as a clerk in Milton, Florida when he traveled to Marianna and enlisted in Company E of the 8th Florida Infantry in March 1862. Promotion soon followed in August, 1862 when he received his Sgt. stripes. No doubt his comrades felt he had leadership abilities because he was elected 2nd Lieutenant in October, 1862. On May 3, 1863 during action at Chancellorsville, a minie' ball struck in the knee. This wound kept him out of action until September, 1863. On May 6, 1864, he was once again wounded in action at the Battle of the Wilderness. He fell in to enemy hands and was transferred to several prisons until being shipped to Charleston, SC. On his arrival, he was placed in a stockade on nearby Morris Island because Union authorities were to use him as a "human shield" to prevent fire from nearby Confederate artillery batteries. He and 599 other CSA officers who shared his fate became known as "The Immortal 600".

Post war, he turned to the ministry. He held posts in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. It is interesting to note that there is nothing on his marker (other than the iron CSA cross) of his Confederate service or an account of the ordeal he went through. Lest we forget. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Jordan Armistead (1797 - 1866)
  Mary Elizabeth Edwards Baker Armistead (1802 - 1874)
 
 Spouses:
  Frances Margaret Johanna Jerkins Armistead (1876 - 1963)
  Mary Elizabeth Royal Armistead (1845 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  William Ezekiel Armistead (1868 - 1957)*
  Mary Antoinette Armistead Scarborough (1870 - 1894)*
  Thomas Graham Armistead (1873 - 1904)*
  James Austin Armistead (1875 - 1960)*
  Fred Geiger Armistead (1880 - 1918)*
  Mary Frances Armistead Currin (1905 - 1993)*
  Emily Baker Armistead (1908 - 1908)*
  Female Twin Armistead (1908 - 1908)*
  Ruth Armistead Smith (1910 - 1998)*
  Meta Armistead Overton (1915 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ann Penelope Armistead Baltzell (1822 - 1902)*
  Mary Smith Armistead Bryan (1832 - ____)*
  Thomas Stewart Armistead (1842 - 1922)
  Robert Stewart Armistead (1848 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wildwood Cemetery
Bartow
Polk County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Sep 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9428377
Rev Thomas Stewart Armistead
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Rev Thomas Stewart Armistead
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Rev Thomas Stewart Armistead
Added by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
 
 
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Rest In Peace, Dearest Reverend, Soldier of Our Beloved Confederacy. Deo Vindice.
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