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Lieut Lambert Gittings Palmer
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Birth: 1848
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1877

Lieutenant, United States Navy

Age 29 years, 1 month, 12 days. Buried December 6, 1887 in Oak Hill Cemetery. Remains removed to Arlington on November 20, 1942.

The following was contributed by Rubbings:
Palmer, Lambert G.
Midshipman, July 20, 1863. Graduated June 1868. Ensign, April 19, 1869. Master, July 12, 1870. Lieutenant, November 10, 1872. Lost on the Huron, November 24, 1877

The second Huron, an iron sloop-rigged steamer, was built by John Roach, Chester, Pennsylvania from 1873-1875 and commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard November 15, 1875, Commander George P. Ryan in command.

Huron arrived December 11, 1875 for duty at Norfolk and spent the next two years cruising in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. She stopped at Vera Cruz and Key West on her first cruise, returning to Port Royal August 4, 1876, and visited many Caribbean and Venezuelan ports March to June 1877. After repairs at New York Navy Yard in August, the ship sailed to Hampton Roads and departed November 23, 1877 for a scientific cruise on the coast of Cuba. Huron encountered heavy weather soon after departure, however, and was wrecked shortly after 1AM next morning near Nag's Head, North Carolina. For a time her crew worked in relatively little danger, attempting to free their ship, but she soon heeled over, carrying 98 officers and men to their deaths. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Croxall Palmer (1811 - 1883)
  Juliet Helena Palmer (1815 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  James Croxall Palmer (1875 - 1882)*
  Elizabeth Kent Palmer (1877 - 1886)*
 
 Sibling:
  Aulick Palmer (1843 - 1925)*
  Lambert Gittings Palmer (1848 - 1877)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section Sou, Site 170.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Jul 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39717218
Lieut Lambert Gittings Palmer
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Lieut Lambert Gittings Palmer
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Lieut Lambert Gittings Palmer
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- Olin E. Hartley
 Added: Feb. 18, 2015

- SLGMSD
 Added: Feb. 9, 2012

- Rubbings
 Added: Feb. 7, 2012
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