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30th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: John Blake PalmerRank: Sergeant Company: E

John Blake Palmer was reared in Calhoun County, AL and here attended the common school. In 1861, J. B. Palmer enlisted in Co. E, 30th Alabama Regiment, under Capt. McBee, and served until close of the war with the rank of orderly Seargent. He was wounded at Baker's Creek, in 1863, was then captured and paroled. After the war he began farming, followed it three years, and then began merchandising at Ladiga and conducted business at this point until 1886. In 1888 he was elected by the Democratic Party as Commissioner of Calhoun County and at the last election was again elected by a good majority. He was a member of the Masonic Order, was one of Calhoun county's best citizens, and he and his wife were members of the Baptist Church.

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