PALMER, JOHN G. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization. Corporal, Company F, 21st Connecticut Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Entered service at: Montville, Conn. Birth. Montville, Conn. Date of issue. 30 October 1896.

Citation:   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.

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)