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PALMER, WILLIAM

palmer william

With less than 200 men attacked and defeated a superior force of the enemy, capturing their fieldpiece and about 100 prisoners without losing a man.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Colonel (highest rank: Brevet Brigadier General) 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 Leipsic, Kent County, Delaware

Citation

With less than 200 men attacked and defeated a superior force of the enemy, capturing their fieldpiece and about 100 prisoners without losing a man.