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Federal (USV)


Chauncey King Palmer

(1840 - 1896)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He worked as a lumber teamster and farmhand before he mustered into service in Company H, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry on 22 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Absent, in hospital, at muster out in Washington, DC on 28 June 1864.

After the War

He bought a farm near Keeneyville, Tioga County, PA in May 1875, and was there for the rest of his life.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Further details from family genealogists. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database.


12/12/1840; Granville Township, PA


11/30/1896; Keeneyville, PA; burial in Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11685]