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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
Met his death in last fight. From the Times-dispatch, July 29, 1906. John William Ashby is man who fell at Appomattox in Gordon's last assault. This question now settled once for All—Also the last Federal soldier killed. The Confederate soldier Ashby, whose gravestone at Appomattox bears the mark of Second Virginia Cavalry, was not of that regiment. Inquiry has elicited the well verified statement that he belonged to Company I, of the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, and that he 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., nfederates 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
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
ary writers, the Genesis or Prelude, the Battle, and the Results. Along these lines we shall try to describe Ball's Bluff, availing ourselves, largely, however, of the admirable history written by Colonel E. V. White and dedicated to the Loudoun Chapter of the U. D. C., for the benefit of the monument to the Loudoun soldiers. The realistic touches of a personal narrative give a life and spirit to his picture, which any effort of a non-participant would necessarily lack. He belonged to Ashby's Cavalry and volunteered for the fight as aide to Colonel Hunton, who tells in his official report of the great service White rendered by his intimate knowledge of the country and his daring courage. Lieutenant-Colonel Jenifer, who was in command of the field until Hunton arrived, says he never witnessed more coolness and courage than this young gentleman displayed, being exposed to the heaviest fire of the enemy. His subsequent career as a soldier was in accord with its early promise. H
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Index. African, Cannibal feasts, 343. Alexander, General E. P., 246. Allan, Colonel, Wm., 2. Alien, Colonel J. W., 263. Appomattox Advance from, Development of the south since, 336. Appomattox, Thin gray line at 246. Armistead, General L. A., Death of, 29. Army of Northern Virginia, Chaplains of the, 190. Ashby, John William, last man killed at Appomattox, 218. Averill General W. W., 206, 209. Baker, Colonel E. D., a spectacular hero, 271. Ball's Bluff, Men of Virginia at, Battle of, 254. Ball, Colonel W. B., 274. Barksdale General Wm., 264. Bartlett, General, Wm. Francis, 273. Battery No. 19, 83. Beale, Rev. G. W., 210. Beale, General R. L. T 75, 183. Beall, General W. N. R 74. Beauregard, General G. Y., 129 Bee, General Barnard E., 266. Bennett, Mrs., James Gordon, 36. Bennett, Hon. R. T Address of, 52. Berkeley, Captain, Charles, 371. Berkeley, Colonel, C. Edward, 371. Berkeley, Colonel, Norbourne, 371. Berkeley, Major, Wm