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I.N.M. Turner

I.N.M. Turner

Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Isaac Newton Moreland Turner

"Ike"

(1839 - 1863)

Home State: Texas

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Texas Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Age 22, he was commissioned Captain of a mounted artillery company he helped organize in July 1861 in Livingston, TX, and they mustered as Company K of the 5th Texas Infantry on 9 September at Camp Van Dorn.

On the Campaign

He relieved Colonel Robertson in command of the regiment as senior officer on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was acting Major of the regiment in the Winter of 1862-63 and was selected to command a battalion of Texas Sharpshooters in the Texas Brigade on 23 March 1863. He was mortally wounded on the breastworks defending the entrance to the Nansemond River near Norfolk, VA on 14 April 1863 and died the next day.

References & notes

Service information from Simpson.1 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as is a memorial from his original burial in the Turner Cemetery in Turnwold, Georgia. That is the source also of his picture, from a faded copy photograph provided by Virginia Gregorcyk (probably from an original cased ambrotype of unknown provenance).

More on the Web

There's a Texas State Historical Marker for him at Livingston.

Birth

04/03/1839; Putnam County, GA

Death

04/15/1863 Norfolk, VA; burial in J.A.S. Turner Cemetery, Midway, TX