Brigadier General William Jackson Palmer


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Brigadier General William Jackson Palmer

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A bust portrait photograph of Union Colonel
William Jackson Palmer

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Colonel William Jackson Palmer
(1836 - 1909)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry (detachment)
On the Campaign-At the outset of what became the Maryland Campaign, about 250 men of this Regiment were ordered to Greencastle, PA to help defend the borders of the State, and they saw skirmishing action there. As the Confederates were arriving at South Mountain, a detachment of these were ordered to the vicinity of Hagerstown.

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