Adm James Shedden Palmer

Adm James Shedden Palmer

Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 7 Dec 1867 (aged 57)
U.S. Virgin Islands
Burial Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 82395881 · View Source
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US Navy Rear Admiral. Died from the lingering effects of yellow fever. The month previous to his death his command while docked in St. Thomas, US Virgin Island was subjected to an earthquake and subsequent tsunami sinking one of his ships with the loss of numerous crew members. He was promoted to Rear Admiral on July 25, 1866. He was reinterred in Saint John's in 1925 after being buried on the island of St. Thomas in the West Indies.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 82395881
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adm James Shedden Palmer (13 Oct 1810–7 Dec 1867), Find a Grave Memorial no. 82395881, citing Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Saratoga (contributor 46965279) .