il 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 estimable gentleman, and a true patriot.