Palmer, Charles

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Birth

Charles Palmer was born in about 1841 in Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY.[1] He was a son of Peter Palmer and Margaret Potter[2], and a brother to Humphrey Palmer

Marriage & Children

Occupation

Charles was a farmer before he served in the Civil War.[1]


Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 4 Dec 1863[1]
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company H
Transferred: Company F[1]
Transferred on: 2 Jan 1865
Deserted on: 7 Jan 1865[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 20 or 22[1]. No location for his desertion is given.[1] DO NOT confuse him with Charles G. Palmer who was born in Albany, was about 2 yrs older and served in Company C.[1]

Born Rensselaerville, Age 22, Farmer, Blue eyes, Black hair, Dark complexion, 5'9" tall.[3]

Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998

Death

Obituary

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  2. Palmer Families in America, Compiled and arranged by Hon. Horace Wilbur Palmer;Edited by Nellie Morse Palmer (Mrs. Horace Wilbur Palmer)
  3. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases