Biography of M. Dwight Palmer
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Palmer, M. Dwight, the elder of a family of three Sons born to Martin W. Palmer, who died in July, 1890, was born in Elmira on October 27, 1843, was educated in the common schools, and learned the trade of blacksmith with his father. He enlisted in July, 1862, in Company I, One Hundred and Forty first New York Volunteers, and served three years in the Army of the Potomac, being with Sherman in his march to the sea. He participated in the battles of Wahatchu Valley, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Resacca, Atlanta, Peach Tree Creek, Savannah, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and Richmond, and was discharged from the service as sergeant. Returning to Elmira he engaged with his father at blacksmithing for two or three years, when he went to Corning, and three years later returned to Elmira. He has been for six years a member of Baldwin Post, G. A. R., being elected junior vice commander in January, 1891. Mr. Palmer married, in Elmira, November 22, 1865, Miss Fanny, daughter of Isaac P. Briggs, an old settler of this place. They have two children, Fannie L. and Harry B.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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