ARMISTEAD PETER — Born Feb. 22, 1840, Montgomery Co., Md. M. D., 1861, Columbian. Acting Asst. Surg., U. S. A. Died of angina pectoris, Jan. 28, 1902. His ancestors were owners of much real estate in Georgetown, Md. Son of Major George Peter, U. S. Army, and member of Congress from Maryland. Educated by private tutor and at Carnahan's Academy. Studied medicine with Dr. Joshua Riley, supra; after graduation, practiced in Georgetown. Had a defect in his speech and hearing. During the Civil War he served in the Seminary (military) Hospital, Georgetown. For many years was a member of Board of Health, Georgetown; Physician to Smallpox Hospital in 1866. In 1861, married Miss Martha C. Kennon, daughter of Commodore Beverly Kennon. See Minutes Med. Society, January 29 and Feb. 5 and 18, 1902; Atkinson's Phys. and Surg., 1878, p. 430; Wash. Med. Annals, March 1902, p. 68.
SOURCE: Medical Society of the District of Columbiam History of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia: 1817-1909, p. 266