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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


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.


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