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naval surgeon

James Croxall Palmer, American naval surgeon.

Background

Palmer, James Croxall was born on June 29, 1811 in Baltimore. Son of Edward and Catherine (Croxall) Palmer.

Education

Graduate Dickinson College, 1829, medical course U. Maryland., 1833.

Career

Commissioned assistant surgeon United States Navy, 1834. Served in Wilkes’ Antarctic exploring expedition, 1838-1842. Promoted to surgeon, 1842, in charge hospital Washington (District of Columbia) Navy Yard.

Served on steam frigate Niagara (employed in laying 1st Atlantic cable), 1857. In charge medical service Naval Academy, Newport, Rhode Island, 1861-1862. Fleet surgeon West Gulf Blockading Squadron under Admiral Farragut, 1863-1865.

In charge Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, 1866-1869, medical director, 1871. Surgeon general United States Navy, 1872-1873. Author: The Antarctic Mariner’s Song (poem), 1868.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Antarctic Mariner’s Song (poem), 1868.

Connections

Married Juliet Gittings, May 22, 1837, 2 children.

father:
Edward Palmer

mother:
Catherine (Croxall) Palmer

spouse:
Juliet Gittings