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 Albert H Turney

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Albert H Turney

  • Birth 22 Dec 1842 Boonshill, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 16 Feb 1914 Lincoln, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Boonshill, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Old Salem Or
  • Memorial ID 25597401

Occupation: Farmer

Company 'K' The Boonshill Minutemen
1st Tennessee Infantry (Turney's Regiment)

Enlisted at Georges Store (now Smithland), Lincoln County, Tennessee on November 10, 1862.

Admitted to Winder Hospital, Division #5, Richmond, Virginia on December 18, 1862 (wounded at Fredericksburg?). Returned to duty December 29, 1862.

Admitted to General Hospital #6, Richmond, Virginia on December 30, 1862.

Present with Company January and February 1863.

Wounded in foot at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863.

On July 3, 1863, during The Battle Of Gettysburg, was one of the first Confederate infantrymen to breach the Union lines during Picket's Charge at Cemetery Ridge (the 'High Point' of the Confederacy.

Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863. Treated for foot wound at Union First Aid Station (Spangler's Farm).

Sent to Camp Lee Parole Camp, Richmond, West Virginia on July 5, 1863 but was returned to Gettysburg with instructions that he had not been exchanged. Was escorted back to Camp Lee Parole Camp a few days later. Entered on a Detachment of Paroled and Exchanged Prisoners at Camp Lee, Richmond, West Virginia Parole Camp on November 23, 1863 and was released.

Captured at Ackland, West Virginia on December 5, 1863.

Released from Wheeling, West Virginia Military Prison on December 14, 1863 after taking Oath of Allegience.

Attended Confederate Veteran's Reunion at Fayetteville, Tennessee in 1888 with his brother Captain Jacob B. Turney (CSA).

Attended Company 'K' Reunion at the home of H. T. Childs on September 28, 1894 at Sulphur Springs, Washington County, Tennessee with his brother Captain Jacob B. Turney (CSA).

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Headstone marker is very badly weathered. Name and death date can be faintly seen. Personal inspection and/or cleaning would reveal details of inscription.

Gravesite Details Location: Latitude 35.21140. Longitude: -86.74310. Beside Boonshill Presbyterian Church adjacent to Boonshill Community Center (old Boonshill School)





  • Created by: Jerry Platz
  • Added: 28 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25597401
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Albert H Turney (22 Dec 1842–16 Feb 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25597401, citing Boonshill Cemetery, Boonshill, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Platz (contributor 46865690) .