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Daniel Armstrong

Daniel Armstrong, farmer, Section 27, P. O. Topeka, owns 160 acres, twenty-five acres cultivated, the rest in native meadow and pasture. He was born in Pennsylvania in the year 1812, making his home there until he came to Kansas in March, 1879, locating on this place. He spent eight years of his life in Ohio.

He was married April 19, 1838, to Miss Lavina Gardner. They have nine children living - Mary J., Curtis R., Harriette, James W., Sarah E., Nancy E., Robert M., Lee E., and Ella S. Mr. and Mrs. A., also several of the children, are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. A. enlisted as a private in Company F, Sixty-seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 67th Regiment, in 1861, and was with the regiment in its campaigns; was captured in the Valley of Virginia in 1863 and taken to Libby Prison and to Belle Isle and kept a long time, and finally was exchanged in time to participate in the battle of Cedar Creek, Va.

From there he went with his command to the left of Petersburg, where he remained until mustered out in January, 1865.

His son, Curtis R. Armstrong, was also in the army; enlisting as a private in Company E, Sixty-second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 62nd Regiment, July 4, 1861; served with his regiment in all its engagements; among them Seven Days fight, in front of Richmond, Antietam, South Mountain, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Wilderness, and was mustered out July 3, 1864.

Source: History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL; 1883