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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Company D, Clarke Cavalry. (search)
cest verdure and the Blue Ridge smiled majestically, while the sparkling Shenandoah reflected this fairyland back to its maker. Oh, sir, I doubtless exclaimed: Breathes there a man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land? The roster. This company was officered by Captain Joseph R. Hardesty; William Taylor, First Lieutenant; David Hume Allen, Second Lieutenant, and George Mason, Third Lieutenant. The private soldiers were: Lewis Ashby, Buckner Ashby, George Ashby, Shirley C. Ashby, John H. Anderson, Milton B. Anderson, Jacqueline R. Ambler, Jonah Bell, James D. Bell, John W. Bell, William H. Brown, John S. Blackburn, Charles H. Brabham, John Barbee, Carter Berkeley, Thaddeus Baney, William Bonham, Isaac Bonham, M. R. P. Castleman, Robert H. Castleman, James R. Castleman, John T. Crowe, H. Clay Crowe, John Carper, Henry Catlett, F. H. Calmes, Marquise Calmes, Nathaniel B. Cooke, John Dearmont, Thomas Dearmont, Peter Dearmont, Thomas
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.28 (search)
ral Heth and his noble division for pressing the enemy and enabling Rodes and Pender and Early to secure a severely-fought battle. The cause of surprise was want of cavalry but the cause of battle was that the Federal corps commander had seized the ridge north and west of Gettysburg, which blocked the road by which the Confederate corps of Hill and Ewell were converging on Cashtown. Why need we look any further for causes. It sufficeth that the same All-wise Ruler of events that permitted Ashby and Stonewall Jackson to be shot in front and perhaps by their own men, and afterwards permitted J. E. B. Stuart to fall after victory by the seeming accidental shot of a Federal trooper, who was fleeing from our lines; the same Ruler permitted the otherwise invincible Army of Northern Virginia and its beloved general to suffer a repulse at Gettysburg. Respectfully, Jaquelin Marshall Meredith, Chaplain of 47th Virginia Infantry, Heth's Division, A. P. Hill's Corps, A. N.Va., C. S. Wide
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
ere killed and wounded within those dates-April 2d to April 9th, 1865. I have had collected a number of names which might have been forgotten or lost sight of, and hereby ask any one who has knowledge or information to send it to me at Lynchburg, Va. Very respectfully, John W. Daniel. Bushrod Rust writes. Dear Major Daniel,—In the Confederate column, Sunday, July I, 1906, I noticed your inquiry, To what company and regiment Ashby, who was killed at Appomattox, belonged? Buckner Ashby, a wealthy farmer, resided near Stone Bridge, Clark county, Va., before and at the commencement of the war between the States, and had three grown sons, James Lewis, John William, and Buckner G. Ashby. At the commencement of hostilities James Lewis Ashby enlisted in Company D, Clarke Cavalry, Sixth Virginia Regiment, and was killed in action at the battle of Trevillian's, June 12, 1864, Hampton commanding Confederates and Sheridan the Federals. He was a gallant soldier, a most esti