His death certificate records his name as William or Theophilus Palmer (9).
He was born in 1826/27 (5 (34 in 1861), 9 (72 at death in 1900), 10 (49 in 1880)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 9, 10).
When he enlisted, he was a fisherman (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (5).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 4 September 1861 (1, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (5). He was a private in company A (1, 11).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).
On 6 July 1863, he was missing in action (1, 4). On 9 July 1863, he was dropped from the rolls, by order of Brigadier General Garrard (1, 4, 5). On the next consolidated morning report, dated 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (3). He was a private when he was dropped (11).
In 1880, he was living at 443 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his brother-in-law William Fisher, and his family (10). He worked in a cloth mill (10).
In 1890, he was a fisherman, living at 2314 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7).
On 27 March 1900, he died, at Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of hemiplegia and nephritis (9). He was single (9). He was a fisherman (9). He was buried from 2312 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). On 31 March 1900, he was buried at Greenwood Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Priv Palmer)
4 register of men discharged, co.A (Theopolis Palmer)
5 company A descriptive roll, entry 48 (Theopalus Palmer)
6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 386 (image 855 of 2610 on Ancestry) (Theopholus Palmer)
7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory (Theophilus Palmer)
8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (T Palmer)
9 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 March 1900, #20344 (Wm (or Theophilus) Palmer)
10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 365, microfilm series T9, film 1178, page 243 = 15 C handwritten (Theoplius Palmer)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Theophilus Palmer)
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