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John Wesley Turner

  • Birth 19 Jul 1833 Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York, USA
  • Death 8 Apr 1899 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Sec 13, Lot 13
  • Memorial ID 9362

Civil War general & later a prominent St. Louis, Missouri (USA) businessman. Turner entered West Point at the age or 18 & graduated in 1855. His Civil War service began in 1861 on the staff of General David Hunter in Kansas & then on the staff of General Benjamin Butler in New Orleans. He was promoted to Brigadier General of volunteers & in 1864 he led a division of the XVIII Corps in action at Petersburg, VA. He commanded a division in General Gibbon's XXIV Corps in the Appomattox campaign. Turner was promoted to brevet major general of volunteers in 1864 & was awarded brevets of brigadier general & major general, U.S. Army the following year.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9362
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wesley Turner (19 Jul 1833–8 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9362, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .