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Good article. But I think 'owner' or 'master' would do better than 'overseer' -- which made me think they might have killed someone other than the master. I could be wrong, I don't think anyone will be offended by the use of this terminology; Slavery is wrong, and use of these terms does not legitimize slavery.
The language appears to be taken from the PBS documentary, and calling him the overseer probably means that he was just that--a foreman or plantation manager rather than the owner. --Serapio 01:12, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Killed a bogus post linking this to the Arctic Monkeys :)
The Ken Burns Civil War PBS series appears to be the source for the claim that Alex Turner served in the 1st New Jersey Cavalry, but the National Park Service web site at http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ contains a database of all Civil War soldiers and sailors. Alex Turner is not listed as a member of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry. I haven't changed this article because I'm not as smart as the folks at PBS, but I wonder if they are right about Alex Turner's service. - Robert Summers 3/10/2010. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nova3820 (talk • contribs) 20:32, 10 March 2010 (UTC)