Amos Palmer was born in 1830.
Amos was 32 years old and may have been living in Lansing, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company G on August 19, 1862, at Grand Rapids, and joined the Regiment September 8 at Upton’s Hill, Virginia. (Company G, formerly the “Williams’ Rifles,”was made up predominantly of men from the Lansing area.)
He was a company cook in October of 1862 and on detached service at Division headquarters in April of 1863. He was wounded in the leg on July 2 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and subsequently hospitalized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Although he was reported transferred to Company A, Fifth Michigan infantry upon consolidation of the Third and Fifth Michigan Regiments on June 10, 1864, in fact he remained absent wounded until he was discharged on May 31, 1864, at Detroit on account of his leg being amputated.
In 1864 Amos applied for and received a pension (no. 59364).