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PALMER, JOHN

palmer john

First of six 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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal Company F, 21st Connecticut Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Montville, New London County, Connecticut

Citation

First of six 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.