Colonel William H. Palmer, General Heth's chief of staff yesterday, is a native of this city, and one of our most prominent and popular business-men.
He entered the Confederate army with the old First Virginia, who still claim him, and rose to the position of General Hill's assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff.
He was every inch a soldier, and, like his beloved commander, won every insignia of rank he wore by his gallantry.
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