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Palmer, Frank E.


Age: 19, credited to Danville, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/20/64, m/i 8/20/64, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 05/05/1845, Barnet, VT
Death: 12/24/1907

Burial: Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 120984928


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/8/1889, VT; widow Laura E., 5/8/1908, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT

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Frank E. Palmer

St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record

Jan. 1, 1901


Death of Mr. Palmer

Frank E. Palmer was born in Danville May 5,1845, the son of John L. and Hannah (Page) Palmer. August 2, 1864,he enlisted in Co. A, 11th regiment of Vt. Vols., and served until the close of the war. After his return from the army he learned the tanner's trade and worked in the tannery just above Danville Green, formerly owned and run by Guy and Charles Douglas. In 1867 Mr. Palmer came to Peacham and bought the tannery of Asa Sargent in what was then known as Peacham Hollow, now East Peacham. Here he worked doing a large business and employing several hands about 20 years. In 1870 he married Miss Laura E. Sargent, who survives him. He was 1st Selectman of the town for three successive years, settled estates and did other public business. He was a member of Washburn Lodge, F. & A.M., of Danville, and the Stevens Post, G.A.R. His death Sunday morning was cased by cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered Thursday morning and from which he never rallied.

The funeral was from his late home Tuesday afternoon. The brothers N.P. Palmer and wife of Thompsonville, Conn., W.W. Palmer of Boston and sister, Mrs. William Clifford of Conway, N.H., were present at the funeral. Also, a delegation from Washburn Lodge of Danville, Mr. and Mrs. William McCormick of Danville, Mrs. E.B. Gales and Mrs. Hidden from North Hartland. Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Mackey of St. Johnsbury sang, Rev. P.N. Granger preached, assisted by Rev. J.K. Williams. The burial was by the G.A.R., of which order there was quite a large attendance. There was a profusion of Honors at the funeral; a compass of flowers by the Washburn Lodge, from the G.A.R., from Mr. and Mrs. Sargent Washington and others too numerous to mention.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.