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Orlando S. Turner Correspondence

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Orlando S. Turner was born in November, 1839 in Duxbury, Vermont - the son of Joseph and Louisa (Cameron) Turner. He enlisted in Moretown as a Private in Co. D, 2nd Vermont Regiment, on May 7, 1861 and was promoted to Corporal on October 21, 1861. Turner re-enlisted on January 31, 1864 and was subsequently promoted to Sergeant on July 19, 1864 and then to 1st Sergeant on February 7, 1865. On June 7, 1865, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and on July 15, 1865 was mustered out of service with the rank of 1st Sergeant.

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Time Period Covered: July 4, 1861 - July 26, 1861 

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Vermonters in the Civil War

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Civil War Letters of Orlando S. Turner

Published:  March 22, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Center for Digital Initiatives

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Title:   Orlando S. Turner to Joseph and Louisa A. Turner

Creator:  Turner, Orlando S., b. 1839

Date:  1861-07-04

Resource type:   correspondence

Turner writes from Washington, D.C. to his parents of 80,000 Union men, of being given a "splendid flag" and of sending them $10.

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    Title:   Orlando S. Turner to Joseph and Louisa A. Turner

    Creator:  Turner, Orlando S., b. 1839

    Date:  1861-07-26

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include a brief account of the first Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Virginia. Writes of the bravery of the soldiers, casualties and men killed, of his opinion that the officers were afraid to go where the soldiers were, damage to the American flag.

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