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Confederate (CSA)

Captain

Philip S. Ashby

(c. 1824 - ?)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Mexican War veteran. Enlisted as First Sergeant, Company C, 7th Virginia Infantry 13 May 1861. Promoted Captain 26 April 1862. Wounded in action at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862.

On the Campaign

Commanded the Regiment as senior officer at South Mountain and Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Under arrest in November and December 1862, and deserted 25 December 1862. Dropped from the rolls "in disgrace" on 25 February 1863.

References & notes

Service dates from Riggs1.

Birth

c. 1824

Notes

1   Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982  [AotW citation 9711]