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Federal (USV)


John Palmer

(c. 1837 - 1884)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old miller from Bedford, he mustered as Sergeant, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was reduced to Private at his own request on 15 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was first treated at the Smoketown Hospital, Sharpsburg. Then at the City Hotel Hospital and US Army General Hospital #5, both in Frederick, MD, from 28 September to 24 November 1862. He was discharged for wounds to date from 22 November. He reenlisted and mustered as Private, Battery F, First Indiana Heavy Artillery on 24 March 1864 and mustered out on 10 January 1866.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837


09/25/1884; Bedford, IN; burial in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Bedford, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 585  [AotW citation 18483]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #436, 803  [AotW citation 18484]