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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

John F. Turner

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 21 year old clerk in New Orleans, he enlisted there on 25 April 1861 as Private, Company I, First Louisiana Infantry. He was appointed Sergeant Major of the regiment in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded, probably in action at the Hagerstown Pike near the Miller Cornfield early in the morning of 17 September at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was probably being treated at a hospital in Shepherdstown, VA when he was captured on 25 November 1862. He was paroled at Fort McHenry in Baltimore then exchanged at City Point, VA on 3 February 1863. He was absent afterward, deemed unfit for field service, and was captured in Gentilly Parsih, LA on 1 April 1865. He was sent to New Orleans, took the oath of allegiance to the United States on 22 April 1865, and was released.

References & notes

Service information from Booth.1

Birth

c. 1840

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, Part 2, pg. 889  [AotW citation 22328]