There were a number of Turners in Co. H.
Private Allen Y. Turner -- AWOL at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear
Private Enoch L. Turner -- enlisted 8/25/62 Saltillo, MS; wounded & captured Corinth, MS; died before 10/31/62 in hospital at Iuka, MS (apparently of Corinth wounds)
Private Francis M. Turner -- claimed on 1905 pension application to have been wounded 9/20/63 “slight[ly] - in back of neck” at Battle of Chickamauga; AWOL at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear (occupation in 1905: blacksmith) (aged 30 years at enlistment)
Private James J. Turner -- enlisted 8/25/62 Saltillo, MS; 3-4/63 on detached service (not specified) at Haynes Bluff, MS (near Vicksburg); wounded Vicksburg; captured Vicksburg; absent sick at last official muster 8/64; paroled Columbus, MS, at war’s end with “unattached, detailed, and absent men”
Private John L. Turner -- never missed a day’s service with the 43rd; paroled Meridian, MS, at war’s end with Maj. Gerald (Maj. Gerald not of the 43rd)
Private Lewis W. Turner -- never missed a day’s service with the 43rd; 3-4/63 on detached service (service not specified) at Haynes Bluff, MS (near Vicksburg); 7-8/64 on detached service with brigade (?) pioneer corps; surrendered NC at war’s end (as a private in Co. K, 14th Consolidated MS Infantry)
For more on the 43rd MS, please see www.43rdms.homestead.com/index.html.
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If you have any letters, photos, diaries, newspaper clippings, etc., about these Turner men, please let me know! -- Jim Huffman, 43rd MS