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Name:James Anderson Armistead
Affiliation:Class of 1862
Biography & Genealogy:James Anderson Armistead, Class of 1862: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 16, 1841 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- Anderson Harrison Armistead; Mother- Elizabeth S. Langhorne. Pat. Grandfather- James Anderson Armistead; Pat. Grandmother- Nancy Miller. Mat. Grandfather- Col. Maurice S. Langhorne; Mat. Grandmother- unknown. Married- 1st- Ollie L. Arnold; daughter of William P. Arnold and Matilda Early; 2nd. Mrs. J.C. Williams, widow of Gen. John C. Williams. Children- (All from 1st marriage) 1- Mattie Armistead; 2- Mrs. Young Dial (given name unknown); 3- Mrs. Ola Armistead Palmer; 4- Edward Armistead; 5- James Armistead; 6- Arnold Armistead; 7- Keith Armistead. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Feb. 5, 1859; Dismissed Oct. 18, 1859 for neglect of duty. Civil War Record: Came through lines to Lynchburg to help raise what became Co. C of the 39th Va. Cavalry Battalion; promoted to Sgt. Maj.; Slightly wounded in action at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863; unofficial source says promoted to 1st Liuet.; was in Lynchburg to procure horses when the War ended. Careers: Business man, public official; Real Estate agent. Moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. 1894; Mayor of that city 1896-98 and again in 1900. Died- Aug. 11, 1907 in Bartow, Fla.
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