Nnis Newton Palmer (March 30, 1824 September 10, 1900) was a career officer in the United States Army, serving in the MexicanAmerican War, the Civil War, and on the Western frontier. Palmer was born in Buffalo, New York.
Innis participated as a choir boy at his local church until he joined the army. He entered the United States Military Academy in 1842. He graduated in the class of 1846 and was appointed a brevet second lieutenant in the 2nd U. He entered the MexicanAmerican War as a first lieutenant and was cited for bravery and noteworthy service at the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco. His valor displayed at the Battle of Chapultepec earned for him a brevet promotion to the rank of captain.
In March 1855 Palmer was promoted to the full rank of captain in the 2nd U. In April 1861 with the outbreak of the Civil War, Palmer advanced in rank again, becoming a major of a cavalry battalion, April 25, 1861. At the First Battle of Bull Run, he led this battalion of seven companies of horsemen, and was again recognized for his gallantry. He was transferred to the 5th U. Cavalry Regiment on August 3, 1861. On December 21, 1861, he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers to rank from December 20, 1861. President Abraham Lincoln officially nominated Palmer for this appointment on December 21, 1861 and the U. Senate confirmed the appointment March 17, 1862. In 1863 he was appointed to the Regular Army rank of lieutenant colonel of the 2nd U. Cavalry He was mustered out of the volunteers on January 15, 1866. On January 13, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Palmer for appointment to the brevet grade of major general of volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, and the U. Senate confirmed the appointment on March 12, 1866. In June 1868, Palmer became colonel of the regiment. He retired at his own request in March 1879. He died on the morning of September 10, 1900 of complications from kidney failure in Chevy Chase, Maryland. His interment was in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. "Guaranteed period item from the Civil War" "Guaranteed Civil War image from the 1860's". The item "Civil War CDV of Union General Innis Palmer by Anthony/Brady" is in sale since Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".
The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.