William A. Palmer, Civil War Soldier


William A. Palmer
Born in {Thetford}, Vermont_Son of Josiah Palmer_By occupation a Machinist_Married_At the age of 38 years on July 11, 1862, enlisted for 3 years in 37th Reg. Massachusetts Vol. Infantry_Rank Private.
He participated in most of the campaigns of his Regiment. At one time he was company cook during which period it is presumed he was not engaged_A few days subsequent to the enlistment he was promoted to Sergeant’s place in the battle of “{Opequan}”, September 19, 1864, he was wounded in the left lung and two days thereafter died of his wound in the field hospital. At the time of his death he was Corporal.
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ca. 1861-1865


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“William A. Palmer, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 25, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2665.