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Turner, Carlos W.
Age: 16, credited to Duxbury, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i10/10/62, MSCN, Co. B, 13th VT INF, d/dis 1/5/63 (typhoid fever), King Street Hospital, Alexandria, Va.
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Birth: 1846, Duxbury, VT
Burial: South Duxbury Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 26476230
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father George W., 4/29/1890, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
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South Duxbury Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
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ARLOS W. TURNER our boy fifer, enlisted from Duxbury. He was a slender, light haired boy only 16 years old, the son of Geo. W. Turner, of Duxbury. He was one of the first to succumb to the hardships of army life. Some time in December he was taken down with what proved to be typhoid fever and was sent to Alexandria, where he died at King St. hospital, January 4th, 1863. Thus was added another to the long list of names of young lives suddenly cut short by "this cruel war."
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 475
In King's Branch Hospital at Alexandria, Jan. 5, Carlos W., youngest son of George W. And Clarissa Turner, of Duxbury, aged 15 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was fifer to Co. B, 13th regiment. He was one of that heroic band of tender youth who, unable to carry a musket in the army of their country, have volunteered with fife and drum to cheer their older companions and measure with music the steps of their marches. Thrown into the hot furnace of temptation he preserved himself from evil habits. Modest and gentle in manners he won friends among his comrades, and also at the Hospital, where they, seeing his patience and gentleness, tenderly watched over him and ministered to his dying wants.
Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, February 20, 1863.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.