Bitter Ashes

Fallen Timbers at Shiloh

by Will Turner


Book Details

History and genealogy are expertly blended in this personal account of an aristocratic southern family and what they endured in the devastating aftermath of the Civil War. The book begins with the founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, the first permanent English settlement in North America, and follows the author’s ancestors up to and after the Civil War. Rich in historical detail, Bitter Ashes eloquently describes the destruction the family faced after the war—a war that left only ashes of what remained of their once-proud land.


About the Author

Will Turner

Will Turner is a native of Mississippi and now resides in Texas. A veteran of the Navy, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy and earned an MBA degree from Georgia State University. After retiring from Delta Air Lines as station manager in Houston, he then began a new career as the port director of a seaport on the Texas coast. Since his retirement, he has been active in the Rotary Club and in local civil and community affairs. Turner devotes his personal time to historical and genealogical research to document the military experiences of his family members in the American Civil War.

Also by Will Turner

Tyrants And Taxes
American Family Odyssey