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10238 Captain David Westcott Palmer 145th New York CDV An oval
view of Palmer who fought with the 145th New York. This unit lost 95
people at Chancellorsville and lost 10 more at Gettysburg. The card
has a great period ink inscription on the verso and it has some card
bends but not in the actual photo. $135
David Westcott Palmer
Residence was not listed; 21 years old.
Enlisted on 8/31/1862 at New York City, NY as a 2nd Lieutenant.
On 9/11/1862 he was commissioned into "I" Co. NY 145th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 1/6/1864
On 5/18/1864 he was commissioned into
US Volunteers Adjutant Genl Dept
He was Mustered Out on 6/13/1865
* 1st Lieut 5/29/1863
* Capt 9/28/1863
* Capt 5/18/1864 (Captain & Asst Adjutant General)
born in New Jersey
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIFTH INFANTRY
One Hundred and Forty-fifth Infantry.-Col., Edward Livingston
Price; Lieut.-Cols., Ole P. H. Balling, Roswell L. Van Wagenen;
Majs., R. L. Van Wagenen, George W. Reid, James H. Brennan.
The 145th the "Stanton Legion," recruited principally at New York
city, Hempstead, Oyster Bay and Staten island, was organized at
Staten island and there mustered into the U. S. service, Sept.
11, 1862, for a three years' term. It left the state on the 27th
and was immediately assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd (Greene's)
division, 12th corps, which was stationed in the vicinity of
Harper's Ferry until December, when it moved into Virginia and
made its winter quarters at Stafford Court House.
The regiment was heavily engaged at the battle of
Chancellorsville, then in Williams'(1st) division, 12th corps,
losing 95 killed, wounded and missing. Lieut. W. H. Poole, the
only commissioned officer killed in action, fell in this battle.
Its loss at Gettysburg was 10 killed and wounded.
It then followed with the corps in pursuit of Lee until the
Rappahannock was reached, and was present at the battles of
Williamsport, Md., and Robertson's ford, Va. The 145th was
disbanded on Dec. 9, 1863, when the men were distributed to the
107th, 123d, and 150th regiments.
During its service as a separate regiment it lost by death, 1
officer and 14 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 35
enlisted men died of disease and other causes a total of 50.
Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 153