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Palmer, Edson B.


Age: 17, credited to New Haven, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, m/o 1/15/63; enl 11/30/63, m/i 12/24/63, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, pr CPL 6/15/64, pr SGT 6/14/65, tr to Co. A, 6/13/65, comn 2LT, 7/3/65 (7/20/65), m/o 12/1/65 (pension - injury to abdomen)

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Birth: 06/12/1844, West Haven, VT
Death: 03/01/1923

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT
Marker/Plot: 117
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 38270881


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/28/1863
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT

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Edson Palmer, Civil War Veteran, Dead.

BRISTOL, Mar. 1. - Edson Palmer of this village died early this morning. Mr. Palmer was 89 years of age. He was born in New Haven in1843, moving to Bristol in 1880. During his residence in this village, Mr. Palmer held nearly all the village offices and during 1908 represented this village in the Legislature. Mr. Palmer was a veteran of the Civil War serving with Co. A of the Vermont Battalion. In recent years Mr. Palmer has passed much of his time in Waterbury where he had many friends.

Source: Burlington Daily News, March 1, 1923.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.