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Corley's "Spy" Company

Head Quarters, Dept. of Ind. Territory, Fort McCulloch, 3 June 1862.

Sir—I have the honor to herewith transmit the resignation of 1st Lieut. J. Carr Turner, of Capt. S. Corley’s Company (unattached to any Regiment), Mounted Arkansas Volunteers, with Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.

I am Sir, Very Respectfully Yours,
A. A. General.


Camp McCulloch, Choctaw Nation, May 21st, 1862.

To the President of the Confederate States.

Sir—I have the honor to represent that in consequence of disability caused by Hernia, I respectfully tender my resignation and ask that it may take effect from the date of the reception of this.

1st Lieut., “Corley’s Spies,”
Brig. Gen’l Pike’s Brigade.



J. Carr Turner, 1st Lieut. of Capt. Corleys Company of “Spies” of Gen. Pike’s Brigade of Confederate States Troops, was enlisted by S. Corley at Helena, Arkansas, on the 3rd day of February 1862 to serve for three years or the war, was born in the County of Madison, State of Tennessee, is thirty-one years of age, five feet, eight inches high, complexion dark, eyes dark, hair black and by occupation when enlisted a farmer.

I am creditably informed that said Hernia was caused about four years ago by a severe fit of Bilious Cholic, that for some time it was so slight, that but little inconvenience was experienced by Lieut. Turner, but on entering the service the severe and almost constant exercise on horseback has greatly enlarged the original orifice and also caused another on the opposite side of the abdomen.

Commanding Company.


I certify, that I have carefully examined the said Lieut. J. Carr Turner of Capt. Corleys Company (CSA) & find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of a rupture which renders him unfit for horse back exercise. From the history of the case I suppose the rupture was caused by a violent attack of bilious cholic & has been enlarged by riding on horseback.

Surgeon to Corleys Spies,

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