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Henry Beauford ArmisteadRoster ID 468
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1853|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Henry Beauford Armistead, Class of 1853: Geneaology: Born- Oct. 19, 1833. Father- John Carter Armistead; Mother- Ann S. Harrison. Pat. Grandfather- John B. Armistead; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Carter. Mat. Grandfather- Thomas Harrison; Mat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Fitzhugh. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 8, 1850 as 3rd Classman (Sophomore); Graduated- July 4, 1853 standing 21 in a class of 25. He was a student of Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson while at VMI. Civil War Record: Enlisted Aug. 18, 1862 at Clinton, Ms. in Co. C 16th Missouri Regiment; Elected 2nd Lieut. Aug 1, 1863; Mentioned as Lieut. Aide-de-Camp to Col. S. P. Burns, commanding 2nd Missouri Brigade, Brig. Gen. M. M. Parson's division on April 30, 1863; Paroled at Shreveport, Louisana on June 7, 1865 as 2nd Lieut. of 16th Missouri. Careers: Teacher; public official; Brig. Gen. in Arkansas National Guard after the War;represented Franklin and Crawford counties in Arkansas Senate 1876-80; Arkansas Secretary of State 1893-97; Appointed clerk and commissioner, US District Court; Democrat. Died- Feb. 7, 1914 in Charleston, Ar.|