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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 Antietam

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 rest 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 & 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.




Date not known


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