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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Labon Turk

(1833 - 1884)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Tuskegee as a Private in Company C, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 27 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October and exchanged there on 10 November 1862. He was discharged by May 1863 after providing a substitute.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer in Tuskegee, AL.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records (CSRs) at the US National Archives via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Booth Malone [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog] for the pointer to Turk and the detail about his discharge.

He married Martha Lucia Moore (1837-1868) in March 1866. He married again, Anne Coleman Haywood (1847-1906) in February 1870 and they had 5 children.


01/01/1833; Baldwin County, GA


09/06/1884; Tuskegee, AL; burial in Tuskegee City Cemetery, Tuskegee, AL