e a passage through the Federal lines, and in the midst of the fierce combat which ensued Ashby was mortally wounded by a cannon shot, and left in charge of John Buckner Ashby, a member of the same company.
After undergoing the most intense agony for about two hours, Ashby died, and his remains were interred.
He was a noble maAshby died, and his remains were interred.
He was a noble man, a dauntless soldier, a faithful comrade, an enthusiast in his love for his beloved southland, and one of the dearest friends the writer ever had. Requiescat in pace. Bushrod Rust. Company I, Twelfth Virginia Calvary.
General Funkhouser's letter.
Maurertown, Va., July 6, 1906. Major William F. Graves:
Dear Sir,—I noticed the article in the Richmond TimesDis-patch of July 4, 1906, in which there is mentioned the name of Ashby, a cavalryman who was killed near Appomattox Court-house and buried there, etc., and I write to inform you that he belonged to the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, and is the reason you cannot find his name in the roster of th