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Label
Papers, 1861-1866
Title
Papers
Inclusive dates
1861-1866
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 181-1866, of Dr. George Kempton Turner (1840-1898) of Lynchburg, Virginia, consisting of: letter, 6 March 1861, from John W. Draper (1811-1882), president of the medical faculty of the University of New York certifying that Turner passed his medical exams, but has not received his diploma because he is not yet twenty-one; letter, 12 June 1862, from A. T. Bledsoe (1809-1877), Assistant Secretary of War, inviting Turner to appear before the army medical board to be examined for a position of assistant surgeon in the Confederate army; appointment, 16 August 1862, from George Wythe Randolph (1818-1867), Secretary of War, to Turner as assistant surgeon in the army; letter, 12 January 1865, from Surgeon General Samuel Moore notifying Turner of the favorable report on Turner for promotion; military orders, 14 January 1865, ordering Turner to report to the 6th North Carolina Cavalry; oath of allegiance, 2 May 1865, of Turner; and letter, 28 September 1866, from Dr. W. O. Owens (1820-1892) of Lynchburg to Turner praising his service as a doctor for the Confederate army
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  • Described
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Biographical or historical data
George Kempton Turner was born 22 April 1840 in Lynchburg, Virginia, to George W. Turner (1800-1871) and Rebecca C. Turner (1812-1891). He attended medical school in New York, and passing his exams, although not eligible for his diploma until he reached twenty-one. During the Civil War, Turner served as a surgeon for the Confederate Army. He returned to medical practice in Lynchburg, but had moved to Lee County, Virginia, by 1870, where he taught school and practiced medicine. After 1880, he moved to Morristown, Tennessee. He married Ella G. Payne (1842-1894) 16 October 1866 in Lynchburg, Virginia, and they had four children. Turner died in Morristown, Tennessee, 26 March 1898.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Papers
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
7
Immediate source of acquisition
Henderson, A. S., Mrs.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000491697
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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