William Armstrong

School: Maryland

Emmitsburg William Armstrong was a son of the well-known gun and whitesmith John Armstrong. A Frederick County history states that William Armstrong was an inspector of arms at Harpers Ferry for many years. In 1822 he was a master armorer at the Marine Barracks in the Washington Naval Yard. A William Armstrong is listed in Buckeystown, District 1 of Frederick County, in 1833. For further reference, see Arms Makers of Maryand. For additional information see, Maryland Longrifles Hartzler/Whisker