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
The remainder of the War:
"Young Turner promised the ladies to bring back heroes as husbands and sweethearts, but he died on the battlefield while in command of four companies and a battery, defending the entrance to Nansemond River, near Norfolk, Virginia. He was standing on the breastworks directing the defense when he was struck by a ball of a sharpshooter. His body was carried to Americus, Georgia and buried in the family cemetery. He was buried there because the Northern troops had the passage ways to the southern states blocked. His remains were later exhumed in May, 1994 for re burial in the J. A. S. Turner Cemetery in Midway, Texas fulfilling his request in written testimony to be taken home to his mother."
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: A family geneology site
|Birth Date: 4/3/1839 Place of Birth: Putnam County, GA |
Death Date: 4/15/1863 Death Place: Norfolk, VA Burial Place: Turner Cemetery, Midway, TX
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