Palmer, Humphrey

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Humphrey Palmer was born in about 1832. He was a son of Peter Palmer and Margaret Potter[1], and a brother of Charles Palmer

Marriage & Children

At about 1875, Humphrey married Elizabeth, who was born in August of 1846, a daughter of Benjamin and Lydia Palmer. They had three children, none of whom survived to 1900.

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 18 November 1862
Enlistment Place: Hudson City, New Jersey *
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 1st Battalion New York Sharpshooters
Company: Company 8
Discharged for Disability on: 23 February 1864
Discharged at: Culpeper, VA
Additional Remarks: *May be an error, place of enlistment in A-G reports states Hudson. Regiment may also may be 8th Ind. New York Volunteers. Enlisted at the age of 30. Soldier applied for his pension on 25 May 1865, his widow applied on 12 May 1909
Sources Used: 1890 Veterans Census; American Civil War Soldiers and Civil War Pension Index,; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the year 1903


Humphrey died in 1909[2]. His widow, Elizabeth, received her pension based on his service on May 12, 1909.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. Palmer Families in America, Compiled and arranged by Hon. Horace Wilbur Palmer;Edited by Nellie Morse Palmer (Mrs. Horace Wilbur Palmer)
  2. Civil War Pension Records @