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Maj Josiah Spurlock Turney
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Birth: 1835
Death: 1868

TURNEY, Josiah Spurlock
Maj, Co. K, 1st Ark Inf, USA; born 1835; enlisted 20 March 1863 at Fayetteville; transferred to non-commissioned staff 01 Mar 1864; mustered out 10 August 1865 as a Major; Pvt. Co. K, 14th (Powers) Ark Inf, CSA; enlisted 21 Jan Camp Madison; deserted 03 Apr 1862 (on list of Peace Society who had not been arrested; apparently caught later and forced him to serve with Co. K, 14th AR; see his brother John Campbell Turney; in other words looks like he deserted C.S.A. and then joined Union where he ended up as a Major stationed at Ft. Smith, AR; survived to come home and served as a school teacher in Snowball area; died Jan 1868
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I was looking at Josiah Spurlock Turney's CSR record from the 1st Regiment Ark. Infantry. and he never was a Major. The last rank that I found was that he was promoted to Sgt. Major of the regiment
remarks from his CSR: Was a Pvt from enlistment to Mar 1 1864, then Sergt to July 1 1864 then a Sergt Major 1st ARk Inf Vols by Lt. Col. E. J Searls then was transferred to Field and Staff Rolls. 
 
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 Children:
  Lemuel Smith Turney (1857 - 1935)*
  Arabazena Ottalee Turney Castleberry (1867 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Snowball Cemetery
Snowball
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Bev
Record added: Dec 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10178655
Maj Josiah Spurlock Turney
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Also listed as serving in Blocher's Arkansas Battery, CSA before deserting to the enemy.
- Travis Holt
 Added: Jul. 12, 2015

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 28, 2015

-Anonymous
 Added: May. 19, 2015
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