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William Jackson Palmer


U.S. Army
Medal Of Honor, Civil War

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Colonel William Jackson Palmer was in command of a Cavalry force numbering fewer than 200 men in action against a numerically superior Confederate force at Red Hill, Alabama, on January 14, 1865. Despite the fact that his men were heavily outnumbered, he bravely led an attack on the enemy, during which they captured a Confederate fieldpiece and about 100 enemy prisoners, without the loss of a single man.

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