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Pvt William Armstrong
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Birth: 1838
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1862
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Civil War Veteran
Co B 8th Iowa Infantry

From military records:
Armstrong, William.
Age 23.
Residence Muscatine,Ia
nativity Illinois.
Enlisted & mustered Sept. 23, 1861.
Missing in action and taken prisoner April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Died Aug. 17, 1862, Nashville, Tenn.
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Service of the 8th Iowa Infantry included the battle of Shiloh. The unit fought 10 hours in the infamous "Hornet's Nest" on the first day repelling attack after attack. It was the last to leave the advanced line. This gave General Buell time to reinforce the rear lines and snatch victory from defeat. The 8th, entirely cut off, fought until they could fight no longer, out of ammunition, threw down their arms only to see many of their number shot down after they had surrendered.

 
 
Note: Birth year based on age at enlistment
 
Burial:
Nashville National Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: A, 4247
 
Maintained by: K L Bonnett
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3180397
Pvt William Armstrong
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Pvt William Armstrong
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Pvt William Armstrong
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