Homer Palmer - Spanish American War

By dhowell - Posted on 03 January 2008

Homer Palmer, 22 years, died in the regimental hospital, Chickamauga Park, Georgia August 15, 1898, after a brief illness of typhoid fever. He was at Camp Thomas serving with Company C in the Spanish American War. This was the first death in the company. Flags were at half mast and the news cast a deep gloom on the community. His father, Sam Palmer, arrived at the camp the day before he died. Funeral services were at Emanuel church here.