A Guide to the James G. Turner Correspondence, 1863-1864, 1871 Turner, James G. Correspondence Ms2019-029

A Guide to the James G. Turner Correspondence, 1863-1864, 1871

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms2019-029


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2019 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2019-029
Title
James G. Turner Correspondence, 1863-1864, 1871
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Turner, James G., d. 1865
Language
The letters in this collection are in English.
Abstract
The James G. Turner Correspondence contains 21 letters. 20 letters date from 1863-1864 written from Camp Taylor in Augusta County, VA. The letters detail regimental activities, camp life, war news, updates on family members who were also serving, rations, and hunting deserters. One letter is from 1871 which details updates on family members who were sick.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the James G. Turner Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: James G. Turner Correspondence, Ms2019-029, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The James G. Turner Correspondence was purchased by Special Collections in 2016 in two accruals.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James G. Turner Correspondence was completed in June 2019.


Biographical Note

James G. Turner enlisted on January 14, 1861 into Co. C of the 12th Georgia Infantry in Macon County, GA. He was listed as a prisoner of war on July 13, 1864. He died of pneumonia on January 21, 1865 while in captivity in Elmira, NY. Turner was married to Esther Zorado Turner at the time of his death.

Scope and Content

The James G. Turner Correspondence contains 21 letters. 20 letters date from 1863-1864 written from Camp Taylor in Augusta County, VA. The letters detail regimental activities, camp life, war news, updates on family members who were also serving, rations, and hunting deserters. One letter is from 1871 which details updates on family members who were sick.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Correspondence

Rights Statements for Archival Description

The guide to the James G. Turner Correspondence by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Contents List

Folder 1
Letters, 1863-1864, 1871