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15th Vermont Infantry

William Harrison Turner

William Harrison Turner, Company H. Generally known by his middle name, the son of Samuel Cook and Almira Munson Turner of Duxbury, Vermont. As a young man he moved to Coventry Gore (now part of Newport, Vermont) where he cleared himself a farm and found a wife, Lucy Ann Cole of Newport. He enlisted in September, 1862, at Coventry, as a nine-months man, and served until August, 1863. He was at Gettysburg, but his company was assigned to guarding supplies during the battle so he did not see action. He returned to Coventry Gore where he continued to farm and raised a family of 5 children. In 1878 his wife was killed in a road accident; he remarried 5 years later, to Mary Kingsley. In 1884 he bought a farm in Berlin, Vermont, where he lived the rest of his life. He died in 1905.

Source: Courtesy of his great-grandson, Vernon Turner, Amherst Mass.