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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Frank S. Armistead

(Ap'd at Large)


Franck Stanly Armistead, Born April 1835, Upperville, VA.​a1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1856‑57, and on Utah

(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, July 20, 1856)

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1861)

Expedition, 1857‑61, being Provost Marshal, July 8, 1859, to May 10, 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, June 14, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a2

Killed, in the Rebellion, 18–––.a3

Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 a3 As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he commanded the 1st North Carolina Junior Reserves, with the rank of Colonel.

For the following information I am indebted to Steven Maes: According to Confederate Colonels: A Biographical Register, which is also the source for the birth data I give above, his first name is properly spelled Franck (his maternal grandmother's maiden name); and he was not killed in the war, but died at Louisville, KY on April 18, 1889.

Lt. Armistead was the son of Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Walker Armistead.

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