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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1888

Vol. III
p418
3244

(Born O.)

Charles D. Palmera

(Ap'd Io.)

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Born Atwater, OH.b

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1884, to June 11, 1888, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 11, 1888.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., Sep. 30, 1888, to Apr. 20, 1889; and on sick leave of absence, to ––––

Vol. IV
p461
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: On sick leave to Aug. 31, 1890; garrison duty at St. Francis Barracks, Fla., to May 24, 1891; at Fort McPherson, Ga., to Aug. 13, 1891; on duty at the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Instructor of Mathematics, Aug. 20, 1892

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 3d Artillery, Oct. 10, 1894)

to Aug. 13, 1896; on leave to Dec. 19, 1896;

(Transferred to 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

garrison duty at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to April 1, 1898;

(Captain and Asst. Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, May 28, 1898)

and at Fort McHenry, Md., to June 12, 1898, being also Purchasing Quartermaster at Baltimore, Md., June 1 to 11, 1898; Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Lakes, and Disbursing Quartermaster at Chicago, Ill., and Baltimore, Md., June 12, 1898

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Jan. 31, 1900)

to March 3, 1900; also Acting Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Lakes, Oct. 1 to Nov. 28, 1898, and May 10 to Aug. 24, 1899.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, March 1, 1900)

— Sailed for Manila, April 21, 1900, and on duty there to ––––

Vol. V
p417
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In the Philippines, April 21, 1900 to Feb. 4, 1901, when he resigned.

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. VI
p489
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Day Palmer, Born Nov. 30, 1864.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Oct. 10, 1894.

Transferred to 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898.

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Vols., May 28, 1898.

Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, March 1, 1900.

Resigned, Feb. 4, 1901.

Civil History. — Assistant to President, International Banking Corporation, 60 Wall Street, N. Y.; Inspector of Bank's Branches in Japan, China and Philippines; Manager, International Banking Corporation, Manila and Zabu, 1905 to 1909; Manager, International Banking Corporation, New York, 1909 to 1915; President, Intertype Corporation, New York City, 1916 to 1917; Vice-President, John W. Thorne & Co., Inc.; Vice-President, Cornfield Wheel Company of Detroit, Mich.

Military History.Commissioned

Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., Oct. 18, 1918.

At Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, to January, 1919; on leave of absence; ordered on temporary duty to visit six Camps for purpose of instituting a plan of demobilization; returned to Camp MacArthur, March 6, 1919; left same day and after visiting five camps reported at Washington, D. C., March 18; assigned to temporary duty with Operations Division, General Staff, in charge of demobilization activities, March 26, 1919;

(Detailed to General Staff, July 25, 1919)

p490 took part in securing legislation for retaining 18,000 officers to June 30, 1920, and for Cost Control System for the Army; took active part in drafting original of proposed Army Reorganization House Bill; since Dec. 15, 1919, visited General Recruiting Stations throughout U. S. for purpose of co‑ordinating efforts in securing recruits.

Address: Room 818, 165 Broadway, New York City.

Vol. VII
p270
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

First Lieutenant, 3rd Artillery, Oct. 10, 1894.

Resigned, Feb. 4, 1901.

Civil History: — Assistant to President, International Banking Corporation, 60 Wall Street, New York; Inspector of Bank's Branches in Japan, China and Philippines; Manager, International Banking Corporation, Manila and Zabu, 1905 to 1909; Manager, International Banking Corporation, New York, 1909 to 1915; President Intertype Corporation, New York City, 1916 to 1917; Vice-President, John W. Thorne & Co. Inc.; Vice-President Cornfield Wheel Company of Detroit, Mich.

Address unknown.

Vol. VIII
p76
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

1st Lt., 3rd Art., Oct. 10, 1894.

Resigned, Feb. 4, 1901.

Died, Oct. 3, 1940, at Dubuque, Iowa: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1941.º


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Palmer was the father of Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Charles Day Palmer, Jr., a full four‑star General who served as Chief of Staff of the 2nd Armored Division in World War II and Deputy Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea.

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b Lt. Palmer's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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