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John Gideon Palmer

Details
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    21st Connecticut Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 13, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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.
Medal of Honor Recipient John G. Palmer
Medal of Honor Recipient John G. Palmer
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Montville, New London County, Connecticut
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 30, 1896
  • Born: October 14, 1845, Montville, New London County, CT, United States
  • Died: November 17, 1901, New Haven, CT, United States
  • Buried: Indian Hill Cemetery (MH) (GAR plot -!) , Middletown, CT, United States
 

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