Capt Isaac Newton Moreland “Ike” Turner

Capt Isaac Newton Moreland “Ike” Turner

Birth
Putnam County, Georgia, USA
Death 3 Apr 1863 (aged 24)
Suffolk, Suffolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Turnwold, Putnam County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 106875927 · View Source
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Captain Isaac New Moreland Turner, Confederate States Army

Isaac Newton Moreland (Ike) Turner was born in Putnam County, Georgia. His father Joseph A Sidney Turner, was a plantation owner with Texas land holdings in Polk and Liberty Counties. The Turner family moved to Texas prior to the outbreak of the Civil War.

Ike Turner helped to organize and train a mounted artillery company of 80 Polk County volunteers for the Confederacy. Turner, who was elected Captain, assembled his company at the county courthouse in Livingston on Sep 3, 1861. He led them to serve in Virginia as a Company K, 5th Texas Infantry, in General John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade. The youngest company commander in Hood's Texas Brigade, Captain Turner led his troops in 26 battles, mostly in Virginia. He was injured twice before suffering a fatal wound near Suffolk, Virginia.

Captain Turner's brother, Charles, took his body by train to be buried at the family's former plantation "Turnwold" near Milledgeville, Georgia. Family legend has maintained that it was Captain Turner's wish to be buried in his family's cemetery in Texas. In 1994 his remains were disinterred and transported from Georgia to Texas and reburied here among his family members.

Source: Texas Historical Marker located at the J A S Turner Cemetery in Polk County, Texas.



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Company K
Hood's Brigade
5th Texas Regiment
Confederate States Army

Killed at Suffolk, Virginia


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  • Maintained by: Nancy
  • Originally Created by: Patty Shreve
  • Added: 18 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106875927
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Isaac Newton Moreland “Ike” Turner (3 Apr 1839–3 Apr 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106875927, citing Turner Cemetery, Turnwold, Putnam County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Nancy (contributor 46797589) .