Turner, Joseph


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Turner, Joseph

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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."


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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