John Gideon Palmer, (USA)

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John Gideon Palmer

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Birthplace: Montville, New London, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
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About John Gideon Palmer, (USA)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John Gideon Palmer, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 13 December 1862, while serving with Company F, 21st Connecticut Infantry, in action at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Corporal Palmer was the first of six men who volunteered to assist gunner of a battery upon which the enemy was concentrating its fire, and fought with the battery until the close of the engagement. His commanding officer felt he would never see this man alive again.

General Orders: Date of Issue: October 30, 1896

Action Date: December 13, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal


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Company: Company F

Division: 21st Connecticut Infantry


Birth: Oct. 14, 1845 Montville New London County Connecticut, USA

Death: Nov. 17, 1901 North Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company F, 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. His citation reads "First of 6 men who volunteered to assist gunner of a battery upon which the enemy was concentrating its fire, and fought with the battery until the close of the engagement. His commanding officer felt he would never see this man alive again". His Medal was issued on October 30, 1896. Private Wallace A. Beckwith of Company F also was awarded the Medal of Honor for this particular deed. (bio by: Russ Dodge)


Burial:

Indian Hill Cemetery Middletown Middlesex County Connecticut, USA

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John Gideon Palmer, (USA)'s Timeline

1845
October 14, 1845
Montville, New London, Connecticut, United States
1901
November 17, 1901
Age 56
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Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States