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date: 03 August 2020

Ashby, Turnerlocked

(23 October 1828–06 June 1862)
  • James I. Robertson

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Ashby, Turner (23 October 1828–06 June 1862), Confederate cavalry leader, was born on the family farm in Fauquier County, Virginia, the son of Turner Ashby (Sr.) and Dorothea Green. He was the grandson of noted revolutionary war soldier Captain “Jack” Ashby. Educated privately, Turner Ashby spent the pre–Civil War years in farming and operating a mercantile business in the village of Markham. In October 1859 abolitionist ...

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