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Confederate (CSV)


William Emerson Turner

(1837 - 1896)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A single 23 year old clerk in Jacinto, he enlisted on 1 May 1861 in Corinth as Private, Company A, 2nd Mississippi Infantry. He was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 23 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Corporal and was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He was furloughed but eventually returned to duty. He was transferred to the Invalid Corps on 1 April 1864 due to his Gettysburg wound. He was surrendered and paroled at Meridian, MS on 12 May 1865.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Additional details from the Buseys.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/09/1837 in TN


07/28/1896; burial in Verona Cemetery, Verona, Lee County, MS


1   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 641  [AotW citation 21733]