Private, Confederate States of America Army
of Derick S. Hartshorn, April
KING, ARMSTEAD, Private, Company I, 43rd Regiment,
North Carolinas Troops. Born in Stokes County where he resided as a farmer
prior to enlisting in Stokes County at age 28, March 20, 1862. Reported
sick in hospital at Petersburg, Virginia, in July-August, 1862. Returned
to duty in September-October, 1862. Reported present through August, 1863.
Reported present but under arrest in September-October, 1863. Reason he
was arrested not reported. Escaped from the brigade guardhouse on an unspecified
date and deserted to the enemy. Confined at Old Capitol Prison. Washington,
D.C., November 8, 1863. Hospitalized at Washington on January 3, 1864.
Died at Washington on or about February 2, 1864, of "pneumonia." [NCT 13:144]