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J. Palmer, Jr.
J. Palmer, Jr.

Federal (USV)


Jewett Palmer, Jr.

(1840 - ?)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Company officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 36th Ohio Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Son of a noted conductor on the Underground Railroad in Washington County, Ohio, he served in Company B of the 90-day 18th Ohio early in 1861. He organized a company of men at Lower Salem - the Salem Light Guard - and enlisted them in the 36th Infantry in August 1861, being elected Captain of Company G.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Major of the Regiment in May 1864. He resigned his commission on 29 November 1864 and reenlisted as veteran.

After the War:
He was Clerk of the Court 1871-72 and Mayor of Marietta 1874-78. He was practicing as an attorney there by 1888 - on the occasion of a Palmer family reunion, and still there at least until 1908, when he published a roster of survivors of the Regiment.

References, Sources, and other notes:
The image of Palmer used here is from an imperial - an overpainted photograph - in the Larry M. Strayer Collection, published in Shenandoah 18641. Military service details from the History of Washington County, Ohio (1881) transcribed online by Allen L. Potts.


1   Mathless, Paul, editor, Voices of the Civil War: Shenandoah 1864, Richmond: Time-Life Books, 1998, pg. 53  [AotW citation 953]

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