PALMER, GEORGE H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Musician, 1st Illinois Cavalry. Place and date. At Lexington, Mo., 20 September 1861.

Entered service at:   Illinois.

Birth:   New York. Date of issue. 10 March 1896.

Citation:   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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)