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Pvt Russell W. Palmer
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Birth: May 4, 1837
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1903
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA

Private, Co B 154th Regiment, New York Infantry

Residence was not listed; 25 years old.
Enlisted on 8/16/1862 at Napoli, NY as a Private.
On 9/24/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. NY 154th Infantry
He was discharged for disability on 2/28/1863 at Washington, DC (Discharged at Hospital, Meridan Hill)

b. Cattaraugus County, New York;
d. Napoli, New York

Per the U.S. 1890 Veterans' Census, Russell Palmer was discharged under surgeon's certificate because of loss of teeth. This not only caused a problem eating Army rations (such as hardtack crackers), but Infantrymen were required by Army Regulation to have at least two opposing teeth to tear open the paper cartridges. No teeth = unable to load your weapon.
Family links: 
  Enfield Lee Palmer (1875 - 1957)*
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South Napoli Cemetery
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
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Record added: Mar 14, 2007
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Pvt Russell W. Palmer
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