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George Henry Palmer biography

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1134 + BV

Scope and Contents

Biography of his life focusing on his experiences in the army through the Civil War and after until 1883. Typescript and photostat copies, only, of original.


  • Created: 1879 - 1892


Biographical / Historical

Major in the army, from Carthage, Ill., serving in the 1st Illinois Cavalry, Company G, the 83rd Illinois Infantry, Co. A, and the 27th and 11th U.S. Infantry. Volunteered quickly after the Civil War broke out then, following the war he worked as a clerk for the "Indian Department" in Washington, D.C. but was not happy and received an appointment back into the army where he served in Wyoming, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. He served in the reconstruction south and the "wild" west from Laramie, where "every night some robber is hanged from the lamp post" to Fort Concho in 1881 where Colonel Grierson and the 10th Cavalry were then stationed. His wife, Estelle, maintained the home in Monmouth, Ill. but frequently traveled with her three chidren to be with her husband.


1 Volumes (1 volume) : 61 pages ; 28 cm

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