Gilbert S. Armstrong

Gilbert S. Armstrong

Birth
Suffolk, England
Death 25 Apr 1906 (aged 81)
Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Block 20, Lot 6, Space 2
Memorial ID 97464265 · View Source
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Gilbert S Armstrong enlisted as a Corporal in the Third Independent Battery, Wisconsin Volunteer Light Artillery on Sep 4, 1861 for three years. This unit served in the Army of the Ohio and the Army of the Cumberland in the Western Theater of the Civil War and saw service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. The battery was armed with two 12pdr howitzers and four 10pdr Parrott rifled guns. Corporal Armstrong was with his battery in the advance on Shiloh, TN (unit not present at battle); the advance on and "siege" of Corinth, MS; Buell's operations toward Chattanooga, TN; the Kentucky Campaign (present but not engaged in the Battle of Perryville); the Battle of Stones River, TN (heavily engaged); the Tullahoma Campaign, TN; and the Battle of Chickamauga, GA.
On Sep 20, 1863 at Chickamauga, the 3rd Wisconsin Battery was in the path of Longstreet's assault, losing 5 guns and taking 26 casualties. The survivors retired with the rest of the Army of the Cumberland into Chattanooga. Having sustained such damage, the 3rd Wisconsin Battery was never reorganized as a full battery but was subsequently used for garrison duties and detached services, including duties at Fort Negley in Chattanooga and Lunette Palmer of Fortress Rosecrans in Murfreesboro, TN.
Corporal Armstrong reenlisted in about Jan 1864 at Chattanooga and was authorized a 40-day furlough back to Wisconsin. He would have returned to his battery in Chattanooga in Mar 1864. In about Jan 1865, Corporal Armstrong was transferred to the 8th Wisconsin Battery with a number of 3rd Battery men, and was again transferred to the 6th Wisconsin Battery in abut Jun 1865. He mustered out of the army on July 3, 1865.


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  • Maintained by: KKoch
  • Originally Created by: Louis Mosier
  • Added: 20 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97464265
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilbert S. Armstrong (18 Feb 1825–25 Apr 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97464265, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by KKoch (contributor 47827099) .