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Name:William McLaughlin Palmer
Affiliation:Class of 1859
Biography & Genealogy:William McLaughlin Palmer, Class of 1859: Genealogy: Born- June 3, 1835 in Halifax Co. Va. Father- Melcajah Palmer; Mother- Mary Bohannon. Grandparents- unknown. Married- Mary Delilah Yancey of Casewell Co. NC. No children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 22, 1854; Deficient in Math, had to repeat his 4th Classman (Freshman) year; Graduated July 4, 1859 standing 20th in a class of 29. Military Record: Appointed Lieut. in the Provisional Army of Va. at an unknown date; Adjutant at Camp of Instruction in Richmond, Va. June- Aug. 1861; served as Adjutant of the 1st Va. Battalion at an unknown date; may have been the man who served as contract Surgeon and Acting Assistant Surgeon in hospitals in Richmond and Lynchburg, Va. 1862-65. Careers: Teacher; Physician; Member of Va. Legislature Representing Halifax Co. in Va. House of Delegates 1879-80 and 1897-98. Died- April 6, 1911