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Civil War letters of Orlando S. Turner, 1861.
Turner, Orlando S., b. 1839.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Misc 248  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Turner, Orlando S., b. 1839.
Title : Civil War letters of Orlando S. Turner, 1861.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

Two letters, July 1861, written by Orlando S. Turner of the 2nd Vermont Regiment, describing the Battle of Bull Run. Also includes a manuscript transcription of the letters and reference correspondence about the letters.

Reproduction Note : Manuscript copy, 1965.
Biographical or historical data :

Orlando S. Turner was born in November, 1839 in Duxbury, Vermont, the son of Joseph and Louisa (Cameron) Turner. He enlisted in Moretown, Vermont as a Private in Co. D, 2nd Vermont Regiment, on May 7, 1861, and was promoted to Corporal on October 21, 1861. He 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.

Related Collections : Photograph of Orlando S. Turner at VHS, F-PO-Turner, Orlando S.
Related family letters at VHS, XB T857.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 2nd 1861-1865.
Subject Term : Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Electronic Resource : Click here for transcripts and scans of the letters.
Transcripts of letters.