George Henry Palmer (1841 - 1901)

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Birthplace: New York, New York, New York, United States
Death: Died
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About George Henry Palmer

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Musician George Henry Palmer, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 20 September 1861, while serving with 1st Illinois Cavalry, in action at Lexington, Missouri. Musician Palmer volunteered to fight in the trenches and also led a charge which resulted in the recapture of a Union hospital, together with Confederate sharpshooters then occupying the same.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 10, 1896

Action Date: September 20, 1861

Service: Army

Rank: Musician

Division: 1st Illinois Cavalry

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Musician George Palmer, Medal of Honor's Timeline

April 16, 1841
New York, New York, New York, United States
July 27, 1878
Age 37
April 7, 1901
Age 59
Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, United States