Col. David James Palmer papers, January 1863-February 1887

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Col. David James Palmer papers, January 1863-February 1887


War; Soldiers

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Palmer, David James

United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 25th (1862-1865). Company A

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Papers describing the war experiences of Palmer, who was from Washington County, Iowa and fought with the 8th Iowa Infantry and later the 25th Iowa Infantry. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Shiloh but recovered and was promoted to captain and eventually lieutenant colonel; he took part in the siege of Vicksburg and Sherman's March to the Sea. After the war he was a state senator and railroad commissioner.


Palmer, David James


University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.




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