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Smith Spangler TurnerRoster ID 1740
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Turner Smith Spangler, Class of 1864: Born- November 21, 1842. Matriculated from Front Royal, Va. At VMI 1 year. Military Record: Left on guard at VMI April 1861. Drill Master, Harper's Ferry and Manassas spring 1861-March 1862. Enlisted at Front Royal March 10, 1862 for 3 years as Private, Company B, 17th Va. Elected 2nd Lt April 26, 1862. To 1st Lt later in 1862. Praised for conduct at South Mountain. Wounded in action (head) at Antietam. In hospital (Charlottesville) November 1862-January 1863 (diphtheria). Badly injured spring 1865 by explosion of ammunition car. Signed parole in Danville June 23, 1865. Post War Career: Taught math at Female Seminary, Winchester 1865-67. Admitted to bar 1869. Represented Warren County in Va House of Delegates 1869-71. Commonwealth's attorney (Warren College) 1874-79. Member, VMI Board of Visitors 1876-82. Democrat. Represented 7th Congressional District of Va in US House of Representatives 1894-97. Died April 8, 1898 in Front Royal. Buried Prospect Hill Cemetery there.|