ery 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 estimable gentleman, and a true patriot.
John William Ashby enlisted in Company I, Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, in April, 1862, and served his country well up to the time of his death, at Appomattox, April 9, 1865.
He had participated in many hard fought enga