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ARMSTRONG, Samuel Chapman, soldier, born in Wailuka, Maul, Hawaiian islands, 30 January, 1839. His parents were among the first missionaries to the Sandwich islands, where he resided until 1860. After graduation at Williams in 1862 he entered the volunteer army as a captain in the 125th New York regiment, and in 1863 was made lieutenant-colonel of the 9th United States colored infantry. Subsequently he was colonel of the 8th United States colored regiment. He was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers on 13 March, 1865, and after the war went to Hampton, Virginia, to work among the freedmen. General Armstrong was a founder of the Hampton normal and agricultural institute for negroes in 1868, and since that date has served as its principal. In 1878, Indians were admitted.
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