Plato Turner

PLATO TURNER: Revolutionary Service Record

 Turner enlisted in the 3rd Massachusetts in 1776.  That regiment saw action at the Battle of Trois-Rivieres (June 1776), the Battle of Valcour Island (October 1776) and the Battle of Saratoga (September-October 1777).  In 1779-1780, Turner served in the 2nd Massachusetts, returning to the 3rd Massachusetts in 1781.  Both regiments, after 1779, were stationed along the Hudson River around West Point as part of the “Highland’s Department.” Turner was honorably discharge at West Point in 1783.