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Federal (USV)


James Henry Turrill

(c. 1828 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Born in Michigan, he was a lumberman in Lapeer with 2 small children in the 1860 Federal Census. He entered service in the Lapeer Guard - Company G, Seventh Infantry at its organization as Captain, Aug. 7, 1861, at Lapeer, age 33. Commissioned to date June 19, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Grand Army of the Republic Post 144 at Lapeer was named for him.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Michigan1.


c. 1828 in MI


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer, MI


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pp. 96 - 104  [AotW citation 12133]