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Cornelia T Armistead
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 2, 1855
Fort Riley
Geary County
Kansas, USA

Second wife of Maj. Lewis A. Armistead. Cornelia, among hundreds, died during the cholera plague that swept Fort Riley in the mid 1800s. Upon returning home, Major Armistead was overcome with grief at the loss of his wife and hired a stone mason to carve Cornelia's tombstone. When someone came to check on the progress of the stone, they found the young man lying dead on the grave with the tombstone half finished: he too had fallen victim of cholera. Armistead lived on to fight in the battle of Gettysburg but never fully recovered over the loss of his wife. Many people have claimed to have seen the ghost of Armistead weeping at his wife's grave, leading to the site's popularity on Fort Riley as one of the many ghost stories. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lewis Addison Armistead (1817 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Riley Post Cemetery
Fort Riley
Geary County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Novembersfirst
Record added: Jun 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14718338
Cornelia T Armistead
Added by: Novembersfirst
 
Cornelia T Armistead
Added by: Novembersfirst
 
Cornelia T Armistead
Added by: Novembersfirst
 
 
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I just found out that you are my cousin. My 9th GG mother is Mary Taliaferro, a great aunt of yours. Rest in Peace, dear cousin.
- LaDene
 Added: Nov. 24, 2012
You are loved. Rest in peace dear one.
- charlott jones
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012

- A AAA American at Find A Grave
 Added: May. 22, 2012
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