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John Sinclair ArmisteadRoster ID 669
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1858|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Sinclair Armistead, Class of 1858: Genealogy: Born- March 18, 1835 in Elizabeth City Co., Va. Father- John Armistead; Mother- Jean Watts. Pat. Grandfather- Samuel Armistead; Pat. Grandmother- unknown. Mat. Grandfather- Samuel Watts; Mat. Grandmother- Susan Jennings. Married- Diana Whiting Smith, daughter of Charles Lawrence Smith and Susan Whiting Latimer. Children- Charles Jennings Armistead. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 25, 1855; Graduated July 5, 1858 standing 15 in a class of 19. Civil War Record: 2nd Lieut. in the Provisional Army of Va.; attached to Co. D of the 6th Va. Infantry May 18, 1861 as Drill Master; unofficial source says he served with the Confederate States engineers in the Elizabeth River fortifications. Died April 1862 of typhoid fever. Careers: Civil Engineer before the War. Died- April 3, 1862 from Typhoid Fever contracted while in service.|