I'm not sure how to list this one. There seems to be conflicting info as to what his name was. There have been a good number of errors on the Confederate tombstones and the VA Nationwide grave locator. So I have no idea who is right.
ARMES, J T (?)
CO. E 5TH S.C. INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/22/1862
- BURIED AT: SECTION 16 SITE 8
From the book “Broken Fortunes” by Randolph J. Kirkland:
Edward S. Arms, Private, Palmetto Sharpshooters Company E, from Spartenburg South Carolina, died of wounds 22 May 1862, Cliffburn General Hospital, buried Arlington National Cemetery.
From the book “The Struck Eagle” by James J. Baldwin III”
Edward S. Arms, Private Company E, date entered service 17 April 1861, entered service from Kingstree South Carolina, mortally wounded 5 May 1862.
Other information indicates that Edward S. Armes was born in 1841 in Williamsburg, South Carolina and that he died in May 1862.
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