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John William Armintrout
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1839
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1905
Pike County
Ohio, USA

Married Rhoda Givens 12 Sep 1874 in Pike County, Ohio. Son of George and Mahalah (Morris) Armintrout.

John William Armintrout, Seaman, US Navy, Civil War, died 25 February 1905

Pension Records show service on board USS General Grant

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910
about John W Armintrout
Name: John W Armintrout
Publication: M1469
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 43302
Certification Number: 4870
Fiche Number: 4158

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
about John W Armintrout

Name: John W
Widow: Rhoda Armintrout
Roll Number: T288_11

USS General Grant (1863) was a Steamship chartered from the U.S. War Department by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Navy as a gunboat in waterways of the Confederate South.

Constructed in Pennsylvania in 1863

General Grant was built in 1863 at Monongahela, Pennsylvania; purchased by the War Department; chartered by the Navy and commissioned at Bridgeport, Alabama, July 20, 1864, Acting Ens. Joseph Watson in command.

Patrolling the Tennessee River

General Grant constantly patrolled the upper Tennessee River from Bridgeport until close of the Civil War, fighting guerrillas and aiding the Union Army in clearing Confederate troops from the region.

River operations under fire

In October 1864 she destroyed 22 small boats off Port Deposit and Crow Island. On November 25 she assisted in taking up pontoon bridges under guns of Confederate sharpshooters at Decatur, Alabama. She hurled 52 shells into that town December 12, 1864 and joined General Thomas January 15, 1865 in the destructive bombardment of Guntersville, Alabama.

Post-war decommissioning, sale, and subsequent career
She was decommissioned and was returned to the War Department June 2, 1865. She was lost when stranded in ice March 18, 1866 at Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Family links: 
  Rhoda Givens Armintrout (1853 - 1928)*
  Walter Salior Armintrout (1889 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Givens Chapel Cemetery
Pike County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Thomas
Record added: Feb 23, 2008
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John William Armintrout
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John William Armintrout
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John William Armintrout
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