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William Benjamin PalmerRoster ID 2739
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1866|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Benjamin Palmer, Class of 1866/1864-MS: Born- ? Matriculated from Richmond, Va. At VMI 1 year, 7 months over 3 years (in freshman year 3 times). Military Record: Enlisted July 10, 1863 in Fauquier County for 3 years of war as Private, Company A, Col J.S. Mosby's Regiment Virginia Cavalry (43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry). Appointed Sergeant October 1, 1863. Elected 3rd Lt, Company E, July 28, 1864. Paroled at Winchester May 17, 1865 as 2nd Lt. Post War Career: Secretary, Veteran Cavalry Assistant, Army of Northern Virginia. Died- August 17, 1917.|