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William Jackson Palmer
Birth: Sep. 17, 1836
Leipsic
Kent County
Delaware, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1909
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

Civil War Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Red Hill, Alabama on January 14, 1865. His citation reads "With less than 200 men, attacked and defeated a superior force of the enemy, capturing their fieldpiece and about 100 prisoners without losing a man". His Medal was issued on February 24, 1894. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on November 6,1864 for "valuable services". After the war he founded the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was one of 6 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant Everett W. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel Charles M. Betts, Private John G. Bourke, 1st Lieutenant Anthony Taylor, and Private John Tweedale). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Lincoln Mellen Palmer (1850 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  Margory Palmer Watt (1881 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 74, Lot 72
GPS (lat/lon): 38.81708, -104.80181
 
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Record added: Aug 17, 1999
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