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PVT William C Armstrong
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Birth: 1836
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1864
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Company E, 8th Alabama Infantry, Forney's Brigade, Mahone's Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Henry County; 26 year-old farmer.
Enlisted 8/29/1862, he was mustered into Company E, 8th Alabama Infantry as a Private.
Present or accounted for until severely wounded (gunshot in face, causing some loss of sight and nerve damage) 5/3/1863 in Battle of Salem Church, VA.; admitted 5/8/1863 into 2nd Alabama Hospital, Richmond; given 60-day Medical Furlough 6/5/1863; went home to convalesce; returned to duty and present 5/7/1864 at Battle of The Wilderness.
Admitted 11/4/1864 into 2nd Division General Hospital, Howard's Grove, Richmond (reason/diagnosis not listed);
died there.
His wife, W.E.F. Armstrong, filed a Settlement claim on 1/4/1865; she was found due $67.00.

The 8th Alabama Infantry Regiment, the first Confederate regiment to be enlisted for the war, was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, in May, 1861. Its members were recruited in Mobile, Perry, Dallas, Butler, and Coosa counties.
The unit reported 56 casualties at Chancellorsville.

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec. G, Row J, Grave 88
 
Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Nov 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9928382
PVT William C Armstrong
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PVT William C Armstrong
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PVT William C Armstrong
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