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 John Gideon Palmer

John Gideon Palmer

Birth
Montville, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 17 Nov 1901 (aged 56)
North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 19615 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company F, 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. His citation reads "First of 6 men who volunteered to assist gunner of a battery upon which the enemy was concentrating its fire, and fought with the battery until the close of the engagement. His commanding officer felt he would never see this man alive again". His Medal was issued on October 30, 1896. Private Wallace A. Beckwith of Company F also was awarded the Medal of Honor for this particular deed.

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  • Added: 19 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19615
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Gideon Palmer (14 Oct 1845–17 Nov 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19615, citing Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .