Turner, Joseph

Item

Name at Birth

Turner, Joseph

Name at Death

Cemetery Row

Grave Number

19

Birth Date

Approximate Birth Year

1834

Birth Municipality

Birth County

Stafford

Birth State

Virginia

Death Date

Approximate Death Year

1899

Father's Name

Unknown

Mother's Name

Unknown

Spouse's Name

Second Spouse(if applicable)

Not applicable

Third Spouse(if applicable)

Not applicable

Notes

Turner's served in Company D, 25th United States Colored Troops. His birth place is given on military records as Stafford County, Virginia, but he enlisted at Chambersburg and gave Gettysburg as his residence place. He died at the Adams County Almshouse in 1899 after experiencing frostbite and having both feet amputated. His lengthy obituary notes that he "had many friends in this locality," was "a great reader of the Bible and loved to read it to others." The obituary also references his military service: "He was a soldier and fought valiantly with the CIvil War.... He will be given a burial with the honors of war."

Sources

Adams County Death Index, microfilm copy, Adams County Historical Society; "Joseph Turner, A Colored Man Died at County Alms House," Star and Sentinel, March 7, 1899; "Died at the Alms-House," Gettysburg Compiler, March 7, 1899; USCT Research, Adams County Historical Society.

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