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Confederate (CSV)


James M. Turnbow

(c. 1841 - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Education: Howard College (now Samford U)

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 20 year old student from Hamburg, AL when he enlisted as Private on 24 April 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present at most engagements from First to Second Manassas, and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 12 January 1862.

On the Campaign

Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

In action from Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862 to Gettysburg, PA where he was killed in action on 2 July 1863. Originally buried where he fell, on John Slyder's farm near the barn, Gettysburg.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. Burial detail from the Buseys2.


c. 1841 in AL


07/03/1863 Gettysburg, PA


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15690]

2   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 44  [AotW citation 15723]