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 Samuel Chapman Armstrong

Samuel Chapman Armstrong

Birth
Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Death 11 May 1893 (aged 54)
Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6953489 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Educator. He served in the Civil War first as Major of the 125th New York Volunteer Infantry, then as Lieutenant Colonel of the 9th United States Colored Troops, then finally as Colonel and commander of the 8th United States Colored Troops. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services". He founded Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University) in 1868, and is buried in the Campus cemetery. His grave is marked by a stone from Hawaii, where he was born. (Additional information by Russ Dodge).

Bio by: Garver Graver



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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 25 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6953489
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Chapman Armstrong (30 Jan 1839–11 May 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6953489, citing Hampton University Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .