Philip S. Ashby(c. 1824 - )
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Commanded the Regiment as senior officer at South Mountain and Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Service dates from Riggs1.
1 Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982 [AotW citation 9711]
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