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People/Characters: John M. Palmer

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TitlesOrder
The Case of Abraham Lincoln by Julie M. Fensterpolitician, soldier
Chickamauga : Bloody Battle in the West by Glenn Tucker
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
The Gilded Age by Judith Freeman Clark
The insanity file : the case of Mary Todd Lincoln by Mark E. Neely Jr.
The Struggle for Tennessee: Tupelo to Stones River by James H. Street
This terrible sound: the battle of Chickamauga by Peter Cozzens

Character description

John McAuley Palmer (September 13, 1817 – September 25, 1900) was an Illinois resident, an American Civil War General who fought for the Union, the 15th Governor of Illinois, and presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party in the 1896 election on a platform to defend the gold standard, free trade, and limited government.

Palmer switched political parties throughout his life, starting out a Democrat. He became in turn an anti-Nebraska Democrat (against state sovereignty on slavery), a Republican, a Liberal Republican, returned to being a Democrat, then ended as a Bourbon Democrat. He said, "I had my own views. I was not a slave of any party," and added, "I thought for myself and [have] spoken my own words on all occasions."

John M. Palmer in Wikipedia

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