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 George Armistead

George Armistead

Birth
Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Death 25 Apr 1818 (aged 38)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Buried next to his nephew Confederate General Lewis Armistead who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg
Memorial ID 4073 · View Source
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United States Army Officer. Served as Major and commander of Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland. He was in command of the Fort during the War of 1812 when the British unsuccessfully attempted to force its capitulation by an naval artillery bombardment. The attack was witnessed by Francis Scott Key, who immortalized it in the words of "The Star Spangled Banner". Major Armistead was the uncle of Civil War Confederate General Lewis Armistead, who is buried next to him.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4073
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Armistead (10 Apr 1780–25 Apr 1818), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4073, citing Old Saint Pauls Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .