| (April 3, 1839 - April 15, 1863) was born in Putnam County, Georgia. His father, J. A. S. Turner, was a plantation owner with Texas landholdings in Polk and Liberty counties. The Turner family moved to Texas prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. Ike Turner helped to organize and train a mounted artillery company of 80 Polk County volunteers for the Confederacy. Turner, who was elected captain, assembled his company at the County Courthouse in Livingston on September 3, 1861. He led them to serve in Virginia as Company K, 5th Texas Infantry, in Gen. John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade. The youngest company commander in Hood's Texas Brigade, Capt. Turner led his troops in 16 battles, mostly in Virginia. He was injured twice before suffering a fatal wound near Suffolk, Virginia. Capt. Turner's brother. Charles took his body by train to be buried at the family's former plantation Turnwold near Milledgeville, Georgia. Family legend has maintained that it was Capt. Turner's wish to be buried in his family's cemetery in Texas. In 1994 his remains were disinterred and transported from Georgia to Texas and reburied here among his family members. (1997) Incise on base: Sons of the Confederate Veterans Ike Turner Camp 1275, Livingston, Texas |
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Captain Isaac Newton Moreland Turner, C. S. A. Historical Marker Location Map, Livingston, Texas
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