Armstead

Display Name: 
Armstead
Sort Name: 
Armstead
AKA: 
Lewis Armistead
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Occupation: 
Armed Forces
Specific Job: 
Confederate Officer
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, February 18, 1817
Origin: 
North Carolina
Cause of Death: 
War
Biography: 

By "Armstead" Faulkner certainly means Lewis Armistead, a Confederate general commanding one of the brigades in Pickett's division that led the famous charge against the Yankee army on the last day of the battle of Gettysburg. Armistead along with some of his unit advanced further in that attack than any other rebels; he was mortally wounded just as he reached the stone wall that marked the Union lines.

Ontological Status: 
Historical/Real
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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