Saturday, April 05, 2014

Richard Fielder Armstrong.

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Richard Fielder Armstrong.

Birth: 1843 Macon Bibb County Georgia.
Death: May 6, 1904 Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada.

Armstrong, Richard F., Lieutenant, C. S. S. Alabama. Born in Georgia. Enlisted at the age of 19. Wounded on June 19, 1864 in the famous battle with the U. S. S. Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France.

Burial: Saint John's Cemetery, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Born iu Georgia. Appointed from Georgia. Resigned as acting midshipman, U  S. Navy, January 30, 1861. Midshipman, April 17, 1861. Acting master, September 24, 1861. Lieutenant for the war, February 8, 1862. Second lieutenant, Otober 23, 1862, to rank from October 2, 1862. First lieutenant Provisional Navy, June 2, 1864, to rank from January 6, 1864.

Served on C. S. S. Sumter, 1861-62. C. S. S. Alabama, 1864. Assisted in the dfense of Battery Buchanan in the attack by the Union forces upon Fort Fisher, December 23-25, 1864; gallant conduct commended

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