Turner's Company
Mississippi Light Artillery

Smith's-Turner's Battery was organized in July, 1861 with men raised in Quitman, Tunica, and Coahoma counties. It was active in the conflicts at Belmont, Shiloh, and Perryville, then joined the Army of Tennessee. Assigned to M. Smith's, Hoxton's, and Gee's Battalion of Artillery, the unit fought with the army from Murfreesboro to Nashville, then shared in the defense of Mobile. It lost 1 killed and 13 wounded of the 120 engaged at Shiloh, had 4 wounded at Perryville, sustained 5 casualties at Murfreesboro, and had 2 killed and 5 wounded at Chickamauga. In March, 1864, the battery totalled 80 officers and men, but few were included in the surrender in May, 1865. Its commanding officers were Captains Melancthon Smith and William B. Turner.

Roster
(Surnames)

First Name Last Name Rank_In Rank_Out
Jasper M. Anderson Sergeant
Anthony L. Arrington Private Private
J.A. Arrington Private Private
J.T. Arrington Private Private
Arthur Arrington Jr. Private Private
James Barfield Private Private
Charles W. Barnett Sergeant Sergeant
H.F. Barnett Private Private
John J. Bartee Private Private
Robert B. Batkins Private Corporal
James Bearfield Private Private
A. C. Beebe Artificer Private
I. W. Beerfield Private Private
John Bell Private Private
D. P. Bethea Private Private
T.P. Bethea Private Sergeant
James Bierfield Private Private
S. F. Birney Private Private
James A. Blakeney Private Private
P.M. Blakeney Private Corporal
Peter M. Blakney Private Corporal
J. Bloomenthal Private Private
J. Blumenthal Private Private
G. Bobo Private Private
T. W. Bobo Private Private
A. Bradford Private Private
A. Bradford Private Private
P. S. Branan Private Private
... L. Brannon Private Private
W. C. Bryant Private Private
J. A. Buckaloo Private Private
James Burfield Private Private
William Butler Private Private
J. N. Byers Private Corporal
James Byers Private Corporal
I. Byrom Private Private
W. A. Cannon Private Private
Isaac Chapman Private Private
John Chapman Private Private
G.W. Cherry Private Private
J.P. Cherry Private Private
J.G. Childers Private Private
J.G. Childre Private Private
William B. Clark Private Private
G. W. Coaker Private Private
J. A. Collins Corporal Corporal
J. R. Collins Private Bugler
Thomas J. Collins Private Private
David M. Covington Private Private
Henry Covington Private Private
I. Covington Private Private
John C. Covington Private Corporal
L.P. Covington Private Private
Lew Covington Private Private
H.H. Crawford
E.N. Culbreath Private Private
J.S. Dabbs Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Mark Dabbs Private Private
John S. Dables Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
T.J. Daniels Private Private
Thomas Daniels Private Private
William Daniels Private Private
N. Davis Private Private
M.B. Dees Private Private
John Dennis Private Private
T.W. Dennis Private Private
William Dennis Private Private
Henry Donald Private Private
T.N. Dotson Private Private
H. P. Eckford Private Private
J. H. Eckford Private Private
James W. Eckford Private Sergeant Major
John S. Eckford Private Private
Joseph W. Eckford Third Lieutenant Third Lieutenant
David Edwards
J. C Edwards Private Private
S.F. Ferguson Private Private
C. E. Frazier Private Private
Charles Frazier Private Private
J. A. Frost Private Private
William M. Frost Private Private
David Gant Private Private
Harrison H. Garr Private Private
John Gilbert Private Private
Samuel Gilbert Private Private
W. Gilchrist Private Private
William Gilcrist Private Private
C.F. Gillespie Private Private
Thomas M. Gilmer Private Private
E.B. Goelod Sergeant Sergeant
F.H. Goilet Private Private
E. Golden Private Private
Jacob Goleman Private Private
E.B. Golet Sergeant Sergeant
James Graham Private Private
Dallas Grayson Private Private
J. C. Grayson Private Corporal
James Grayson Private Corporal
James Griffin Private Private
T. B. Griffin Private Private
Thomas Griffin Private Private
John J. Grimsley Private Private
J. J. Grimsly Private Private
W. H. Grinsly Private Private
R. D. Gurley Private Private
Amos Gustine Private Private
J. Hackett Private Private
I. T. Hails Private Private
P. Hammock Private Private
T.J. Hammock Private Private
F.M. Hawkins Private Private
J.J. Hawkins Private Private
Phineas E. Hawkins Private Private
Phines Hawkins Private Private
V.F. Hawkins Private Private
J.W. Hearn Private Private
Watt Hearn Private Private
E.H. Hendricks First Sergeant Private
Eli A. Hendrix First Sergeant Private
Franklin H. Hendrix Private Private
W.W. Henry Sergeant Junior Second Lieutenant
W.H. Hicks Private Private
A.G. Hough First Lieutenant First Lieutenant
J. Huggins Private Private
I. Hurst Private Private
C.LeB. Ingraham Second Lieutenant Junior Second Lieutenant
Samuel Ivey Private Private
R. J. Jackson Blacksmith Private
G.O. Jordan Sergeant Sergeant
J.O. Jordan Sergeant Sergeant
James Jordan Private Private
R.J. Jordan Corporal Corporal
William M. Jordan Private Private
David Kelley Private Private
S.A. King Private Private
Samuel King Private Private
R.H. Kirk Private Private
George A. Knight Private Private
G.J. Landham Private Private
J.G. Landham Private Private
G.J. Lanham Private Private
B. Latham Private Private
John Lewis Private Private
John A. Lott Private Corporal
James P. Lovett Private Private
W. Lovett Private Private
J. Malone Private Private
W.H. Malone Private Private
A.C. Maples Private Corporal
Thomas Maples Private Private
A. Martin Private Private
E. Martin Private Private
M. McD. Martin Private Private
Q.I. Martin Private Private
W. Martin Private Private
A.G. McCann Sergeant Sergeant
James McCarty Private Private
Pat McDonald Private Private
Patrick McDonald Private Private
A.F. McGee Private Private
H.L. McGee Private Private
J. McGeehee Private Private
J.A. McGrew Private Private
James McGrew Private Private
E.H. McKee Private Private
George W. McLemore Private Private
F.H. McRae Private Private
E.H. McRee Private Private
Ellison McRee Private Private
F.H. McRee Private Private
R.B. Miller Private Corporal
W.P. Mitchell Private Private
Wiley Mitchell Private Private
Z. Mitchell Private Private
M.F. Moffett Private Private
Y.N. Moffett Private Private
J.C. Moffett, Jr. Private Private
Y.N. Moffitt Private Private
David W. Moore Private Private
Samuel J. Morris Private Private
James Odom Private Private
James Parker Private Private
Newton F. Phillips Sergeant Private
James R. Pittard Private Corporal
L. Pittard Private Private
Thomas N. Pittard Private Private
William Pittard Private Private
A.J. Quimby Private Private
James Radford Private Private
J.C. Raley Private Private
Jo. Reynolds Private Private
Enoch H. Rigdon Private Private
B. Robinson Private Private
R. Robinson Private Private
Thomas Robinson Private Private
Joseph H. Rodgers Private Private
B.L. Rogers Private Private
J.W. Rogers Private Private
James R. Rogers Private Private
M.M. Rogers Private Private
W.B. Ross
John Sanceman Private Private
J. J. Seale Private
Melvin C. Sellars Private Private
H. C. Sellers Private Private
Henry Sellers Private Private
M. C. Sellers Private Private
W. E. Sellers Private Private
J. Shanks Private Private
Elijah Shoemake Private Private
D. F. Shotts Private Private
William E. Sillers Private Private
John Sloan Private Private
B.M.A. Smith Private Quartermaster Sergeant
Chandler L. Smith First Lieutenant First Lieutenant
Charles A. Smith Quartermaster Sergeant Quartermaster Sergeant
George H. Smith Private Private
M. Smith Captain Captain
W.H. Smith Private Sergeant
William M. Smith Private Sergeant
L.S. Spann Private Private
L.T. Spann Private Private
L.T. Spaun Private Private
L.F. Spawn Private Private
J.F. Stallings Private Private
Jeptha Stallings Private Private
R.B. Steinwinder Private Bugler
Wilson M. Stevens Private Private
J.E. Stewart Private Private
Stephen L. Stovall Private Private
A. Sumerall Private Private
H. Sumerall Private Private
J.J. Sumerall Private Corporal
A. Sumrall Private Private
C. Sumrall Private Private
D. Sumrall Private Private
Elijah G. Sumrall Private Private
Harrison Sumrall Private Private
J.J. Sumrall Private Corporal
T. Swatzell Private Private
Robert Tarleton Private Private
Edward Y. Terrall Private Private
James L. Terrall Captain Captain
B.F. Therrell Private Private
W.M. Therrell Private Private
William Therrell Private Private
B.F. Thirrell Private Private
J.E. Trotter Private Private
James E. Trotter Private Private
Joseph E. Trotter Private Private
L.B. Turcott Private Private
W.H. Turcott Private Private
G.D. Turner Private Private
William B. Turner Private Captain
J. VanDohlan Private Private
S.G. Vance Private Private
W.T. Walker Private Private
W.W. Waltman Private Private
W.R. Ward Private Private
Willis W. Wateman Private Private
G.A. Watts Private Private
Gustavus A. Watts Private Private
John Watts Private Private
W. Watts Private Private
Robert D. Weems Private Private
Oliver P. Welch Private Private
Charles M. Wells Private Private
Ben White Private Private
W.H. White Private Private
P.H. Williams Private Private
Samuel Williams Private Private
C. Williamson Private Private
John E. Wilson Private Private
Thomas Woodruff Musician Musician
Dan Young Private Private
L.D. Young Private Private
Lorenzo Young Private Private
T. Young Private Private

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