16 July 2012

Mexican War Soldiers Parade Ground In Circleville, Ohio

[John Lewis Palm] came to Circleville in 1846 and the house in which he lived for over half a century stands on an historic spot  it was a recruiting ground for soldiers

The ground on which the house stands was once the camping ground for soldiers who enlisted in the Mexican war*.  Here they were recruited and drilled before going to the front in 1846 and 1847.  The enlisting officer's tent was under a big...that stood for years back of the house.

*President Polk declared was May 13, 1846

On the 1900 census, Lewis Palm's address was 451 East Main Street, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio.

United States Census, 1900
residence: Circleville city, Pickaway, Ohio
birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany
estimated marriage year: 1850
Household Gender Age
Louis Palen M [PALM]
spouse Mary Palen F

The military camping ground information was from the obituary of John Lewis Palm.

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