Thomas P. Turner Compiled Service Record, M331, National Archives

Camp near Winchester Va.
June 18th

Dear Sir,

I have the honor to solicit at your hands an appointment in the Army of the Confederate States.

In regard to my qualifications I wish to state that I was a cadet at the Va. Mil. Institute for two years, and for one year a cadet at the U. S. Mil. Academy at West Point, from which, (the latter place) I resigned my commission, upon the presentation of the oath of allegiance to my class last May. I will further state that I am a 2d Lieut. in the Provisional Army of Va and it is my earnest desire to obtain a position in the regular Army of Confederate States, though I am ready and willing to serve Va & the South in any capacity whatever.

In relation to my character, and qualifications, [page break] I beg leave to refer to Gov. Letcher, Col. F. H. Smith, Col. T. J. Jackson, Col. Angus W. McDonald, Col. David Funston, Hon. A. R. Boteler, and Col. Benjamin Ewell.

Hoping that my application may be favorably considered by your Excellency.

I have the honor to be,
Your most obd’t Serv’t
Thomas P. Turner


His Excellency
President Davis

P. S.
My P. O. is Winchester. I will mention that my age is 21 years.

T. P. T.

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