Thomas J. Armstrong Papers
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- Armstrong, Thomas James, 1813-1877 (Person)
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Thomas J. Armstrong's second wife was named Martha (Mattie) Freeman and the couple had three children, Sarah Isabella (Bell), William, and Sammy. His third wife was Hulda Moore, a childless widow, by whom Thomas had no children. Armstrong's fourth wife was Alice Bordeaux Armstrong, who had one child, Richard James Armstrong.
Edward Hall Armstrong, was born in Wilmington, N.C. He was a student of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when the Civil War broke out and he enlisted as a Confederate soldier, joining Company G. of the 3rd Regiment of North Carolina Troops. Promoted rapidly, he was appointed a Captain within months of his enlistment. On May 12, 1864, Edward was severely wounded in the Battle of Spotsylvania and died on June 7, 1864.
Edward Hall Armstrong had two cousins named Thomas Armstrong, which gives rise to confusion in the collection. One cousin was the son of Edward Armstrong of Hallsville, N.C. and the brother of Nicholas (Nick) Armstrong. Thomas and Nick were both Confederate soldiers and survived the war. The other cousin was Thomas E. Armstrong, son of Isham Armstrong of Ashton, N.C. He was married to Annie Jane Bordeaux. This Thomas Armstrong was promoted to Captain at about the same time Edward received his captain's commission. He and Edward both fought at Chancellorsville, V.A., where Thomas was killed. Edward saw to his removal from the battlefield and his burial.
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Addition 2: These papers were loaned by Martha Pearsall for study and photoduplication in June, 1977.
Addition 3: This typescript was donated by Stephen Pearsall in 1977.
Addition 5: These papers were loaned by Isabel Jewell for study and photoduplication in December, 1978.
Addition 6: These original papers were donated by Isabelle Jewell on October 4, 1979.
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