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William J Palmer

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Organization:    15th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Entered Service:   Philadelphia, Pa.
Birth:   Born. 16 September 1836, Leipsic, Kent County, Del.
Date Medal Issued:   24 February 1894.

Date of Action:   14 January 1865.
Place of Action:   Red Hill, Ala.

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.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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