Palmer, James Croxall

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available

Born in Baltimore and a Dickinson graduate of 1829, Palmer was a distinguished U.S. Naval Surgeon. He was on the United States Exploring Expedition, took part in the Mexican War, and was surgeon aboard the Niagara during the first effort to lay the Atlantic cable. He served with distinction in the Civil War and ended his career as Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy.

Life span
06/29/1811—04/04/1883
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1829

Life Summary

Full name
  James Croxall Palmer
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Slave State
Family
  Edward Palmer (father), Catherine Croxall Palmer (mother)
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Other Education
  University of Maryland
Occupation
  Military
  Doctor, Dentist or Nurse
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Military
  US military (Pre-Civil War)
  Union Navy
  US military (Post-Civil War)

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