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Maj George Henry Palmer

Maj George Henry Palmer

Birth
Leonardsville, Madison County, New York, USA
Death 7 Apr 1901 (aged 60)
Burial Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 97164493 · View Source
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Son of George Washington Palmer and Amanda Malvina Harding Clark Palmer

Married to Julia Estelle Hoban,
July 22, 1866 in Utica, New York

Bio by Russ Dodge:
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He began his Civil War service when he enlisted in the 1st Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, and was mustered in as a Private and Bugler in Company G on April 24, 1861. He served at the September 20, 1861 Battle of Lexington, Missouri, where his bravery that day would see him awarded the CMOH. His citation for the award "Volunteered to fight in the trenches and also led a charge which resulted in the recapture of a Union hospital, together with Confederate sharpshooters then occupying the same". His Medal was issued to him on March 20, 1896. He was mustered out of the 1st Illinois Cavalry on October 9,1861, but rejoined the Union War effort the next year, when he received a commission of 1st Lieutenant in Company A, 83rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to Captain and commander of the company on February 3, 1863, he served through the end of the war, and was honorably mustered out on June 26, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. On January 22, 1867, he enlisted in the Regular Army, and was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the 27th United States Infantry. Transferred to the 16th United States Infantry on December 15, 1870, he received a promotion to Captain on March 20, 1885, Promoted once more to Major, 4th United States Infantry on January 11, 1899. He was retired on February 27, 1899.

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There is also a memorial for him in Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

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Information on his journal may be found at:
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/


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  • Created by: Vickye Blatherwick
  • Added: 15 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97164493
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj George Henry Palmer (16 Apr 1840–7 Apr 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97164493, citing Monmouth Cemetery, Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Vickye Blatherwick (contributor 47619061) .