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A. B. Palmer letter

Label
A. B. Palmer letter, 1863 Oct. 28
Title
A. B. Palmer letter
Inclusive dates
1863 Oct. 28
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 28 October 1863, from A. B. Palmer (1836-1885) of Company A, 56th Pennsylvania Infantry, to his mother, Jane Palmer (1814-1893) of Wayne County, Pennsylvania, discussing his regiment's movements over the past several days, Confederate destruction of the railroad, reenlistment of soldiers, dislike of draftees, and the regimental flag. Palmer also comments on his brothers and sisters
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Biographical or historical data
Abner B. Palmer was born on 2 September 1836 in New York to Comfort Palmer (1806-1862) and Jane Palmer (1814-1893). The family moved to Wayne County, Pennsylvania, by 1850. By 1860, Palmer had married and had his own farm. When the Civil War began, Palmer enlisted in Company A, 56th Pennsylvania Infantry, and eventually rose to the rank of sergeant. After the war, Palmer returned to Wayne County and to farming. He died 4 February 1885, and was buring in Little York Cemetery in Wayne County. Palmer and his first wife Harriet had two children. He and his second wife Mary Eliza Ann Kellogg Palmer (1838-1912) had three children.
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VIC
Label
A. B. Palmer letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001695864
Type of unit
p.

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