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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III

(Born Wis.)

George Palmer

(Ap'd Wis.)


Born Lisbon, WI.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1872, to June 14, 1876, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 24th Infantry, June 15,º 1876.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Wy., Sep. 27 to Oct. 4, 1876,

(Transferred to 9th Infantry, July 28, 1876)

— Camp Robinson, Neb., Oct., 1876, — on Powder River Expedition, Oct. 29, 1876, to Jan. 14, 1877, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., to Aug. 29, 1877, — Ft. Sanders, Wy., Aug. 31, 1877, to July 16, 1878, — Cheyenne Depot, Wy., to Nov., 1878 (in the field, Sep. 12 to Nov., 1878), — Ft. McKinney, Wy., Nov. 15, 1878, to June, 1880, — Camp on Snake River, Wy., to July 1, 1880, — Ft. Omaha, Neb., to Aug. 24, 1882, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to July, 1883, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy. (detached service,

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 15, 1883)

July‑Aug., 1885), to Mar., 1886, — Purchasing and Depot Commissary, Cheyenne, Wy., to July 31, 1886, — Ft. Wingate, N. M. (Camp on Sycamore Creek, N. M., Aug.‑Sep., 1886), to Jan., 1887, — San Diego Barracks, Cal., to July, 1887, Whipple Barracks, Ara., to –––––, — and Regimental Quartermaster, July 1, 1887, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: (As Regimental Quartermaster to June 30, 1891) At Whipple Barracks, Ariz., to Aug. 12, 1891; on duty at Columbus Barracks, O., Sept. 14, 1891 to Sept. 30, 1893; garrison duty at Madison Barracks, N. Y., to Sept. 5, 1895; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, O., Sept. 6 to Oct. 14, 1895; on leave to Feb. 14, 1896; garrison duty at Madison Barracks, N. Y.,

(Captain of Infantry, 9th Infantry, Jan. 16, 1898)

to April 19, 1898; with regiment at Tampa, Fla., to May 16, 1898; at Fort McPherson, Ga., commanding detachment of recruits, to Sept., 1898; with regiment at Madison Barracks, N. Y., to March 7, 1899; en route to and in Philippines to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: En route to and in Philippines to Aug. 26, 1900; commanding 1st Battalion, 9th U. S. Infantry and Caloocan, P. I., to June 10, 1899; with General Lawton's Expedition in Cavite Province, commanding 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry at battle of Zapote River, P. I., June 13, 1899, and subsequent engagements in vicinity of Bacoor and Innis, P. I.; on duty at San Fernando de la Pampanga, P. I., June 29 to Aug. 9, 1899; commanding 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry, on General MacArthur's advance north from San Fernando to Angeles, P. I., Aug. 9 to 13, 1899; sick in hospital at Manila and Corregidor Island, P. I., Sept. and Oct., 1899; commanding O'Donnell, P. I., Nov. and Dec., 1899; commanding Bamban, P. I., Jan. and Feb., 1900; commanding Victoria, P. I., May and June, 1900; sick in hospital, July and Aug., 1900; en route to U. S., Aug. 26 to Sept. 24, 1900; sick leave of absence to Nov. 24, 1900; at Columbus Barracks, O., as Constructing Quartermaster and Commissary, Nov., 1900 to Mar. 31, 1902; on duty at Madison Barracks, N. Y., to July 22, 1902;

(Major, 21st Infantry, July 15, 1902)

— Leave of absence to Oct. 20, 1902; on duty at Fort Snelling, Minn., to Nov. 12, 1902; commanding Fort Yates, N. D., Nov. 15, 1902 to Sept. 13, 1903; at Fort Keogh, Mont., to Sept. 19, 1904; on leave to Dec. 18, 1904; on duty at Cantonement of the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to Feb. 1, 1905; en route to Philippines to Mar. 2, 1905; on duty at Camp Connell, Samar, P. I., to April 16, 1905; commanding the District of Gandara, Samar, P. I., to Sept. 24, 1905; on duty at Camp Connell, P. I., to Sept. 13, 1906; en route to U. S. with regiment to Oct. 17, 1906; on duty at Fort Logan, Colo., to Oct. 6, 1907; leave of absence to Jan. 14, 1908; on duty at Fort Logan, Colo., to Jan. 27, 1908.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Jan.º 27, 1908,
disability in the line of duty.

— Residence, Waukesha, Wis.

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

(Born Oct. 6, 1851.)

Military History. —

Major, 21st Infantry, July 15, 1902.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Juneº 27, 1908,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Recalled to active service; at Fort Snelling, Minn., as Quartermaster and in charge of post, July 4 to Nov. 30, 1916; reverted to retired status, Dec. 1, 1916; resided at Waukesha, Wis.

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

Military History: —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Juneº 27, 1908,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died Oct. 9, 1921, at Waukesha, Wis.: Aged 70.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1922.

Cited posthumously "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Zapote River, Philippine Islands, June 13, 1899."

Buried, Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, WI.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Palmer's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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