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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

John W. Turner

(Ap'd Ill.)


John Wesley Turner: Born July 19, 1833.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to  p620 July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1855.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Dalles, Or., 1855‑56; in Florida Hostilities

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Nov. 18, 1855)

against the Seminole Indians, 1857; in garrison at Key West, Fla., 1857; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1857‑58; in garrison at Barrancas Barracks, Fla., 1858, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., 1858‑59; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859‑60; and in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: at Ft. Monroe, Va., Jan. to Aug., 1861; as Chief of Commissariat of the Army

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Apr. 21, 1861, to Feb. 20, 1862)

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Aug. 3, 1861)

in Western Missouri, Oct.‑Nov., 1861, — of the Department of Kansas, Dec., 1861, to Mar., 1862, — of the Department of the South, Mar. 31 to Apr. 19, 1862, being in command of a breaching Battery in the Reduction of Ft. Pulaski, Ga., Apr. 10‑11, 1862, — and of the Department of the

(Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, May 3, 1862)

Gulf, May 22 to Dec. 23, 1862; as Chief of Staff, Department of the South, June 13, 1863, to May 4, 1864, being engaged in command of the Artillery during the Siege of Ft. Wagner and Operations against Ft. Sumter, July to Nov., 1863; in command of Division of 10th Corps

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 6, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Siege of Ft. Wagner, S. C.)

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 7, 1863)

(Army of the James), in the Richmond Campaign, May 4 to Aug. 26, 1864, being engaged in Operations before Bermuda Hundred, May 5 to June 23, 1864, including the Action near Drury's Bluff, May 16, 1864, — and Siege of Petersburg, June 24 to July 31, 1864; on sick leave of

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, July 30, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action
at the Explosion of the Petersburg Mine, Va.)

absence, Aug. 26 to Nov. 30, 1864; as Chief of Staff of the Department

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 1, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Campaign of 1864,
on several Occasions before the Enemy)

of North Carolina and Virginia, and of the Army of the James, Nov. 20, 1864, to Jan. 12, 1865, — and of Department of Virginia, Jan. 12 to

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Capture of Ft. Gregg, Va.)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

Mar. 20, 1865; in command of Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, Mar. 20 to Aug. 5, 1865, participating in the Capture of Petersburg, Apr. 2, 1865, — and Pursuit of the Rebel Army, terminating in the Capitulation at Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865, — of 24th Army Corps, Aug. 5‑10, 1865, — District of Henrico, Va., June 9, 1865, to Apr. 6, 1866, — and Department of Virginia, Apr. 7 to May 17, 1866; and awaiting

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Sep. 1, 1866)

orders, May 17 to Oct. 30, 1866.

Served: as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 31, 1866, to Feb., 1871; en route to San Francisco, Cal., and on leave of absence to May, 1871; on temporary duty under the direction of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to Sep. 4, 1871.

Resigned, Sep. 4, 1871.

Civil History. — President of Bogy Lead Mining Company, 1872 to 18–––. Street Commissioner and Member of the Board of Public Improvements of the city of St. Louis, Mo., Sep. 4, 1877, to 18–––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — President St. Joseph Gas and Manufacturing Company, St. Joseph, Mo., from Sept., 1888 to July, 1897. — Member Board of Directors American Exchange Bank, May, 1888 to 1899. — Member Board of Directors St. Louis Savings and Safe Deposit Company, Oct., 1893 to 1899. — Member Missouri Historical Society from June, 1894 to 1899. — Member Academy of Science, St. Louis, Mo., from 1878 to 1899.

Died April 8, 1899, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 66.

Buried, Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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