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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Armistead T. M. Rust

(Ap'd Va.)


Born Jan. 18, 1820.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1842.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1842‑43, — in escorting Santa Fé Traders, 1843, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1843‑44, 1844‑45.

Resigned, Mar. 31, 1845.

Civil History. — Merchant, Baltimore, Md., 1845‑46. Farmer, Leesburg, Va., 1847‑61. Justice of the Peace, Loudoun County, Va., 1849‑52. State Director, Office of Discount and Deposit of the Bank of the Valley, Leesburg, Va., 1859‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Civil History. — Farmer, Leesburg, Va., 1866‑87.

Died, July 17, 1887, at Leesburg, Va.: Aged 68.

Buried, Union Cemetery, Leesburg, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was commissioned a Colonel in 1861, and commanded the 19th Virginia Infantry, 5th Brigade, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac.

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