Confederate Document Signed by Famous 7th Virginia Cavalry Leader Turner Ashby - Wounded 3x, Had 3 Horses Killed in Battle & after becoming a Brig. Gen. on May 23rd, 1862, was shot & killed two weeks later
You can read of the illustrious history of Turner Ashby from the time of John Brown’s raid to his death at Cross Keys, Virginia where he was shot in the breast and killed. He is buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester, Va. Leading Stonewall Jackson’s Cavalry he was a striking figure and indispensable to Jackson who wrote “Poor Ashby is dead. He fell gloriously. I know you will join me in morning the loss of our friend, one of the nobelist men and soldiers in the Confederate Army”.

Our document is a purchase requisition on blue stationery. Imprinted at the top, “The Confederate States”. It is dated March 4th, 1862 and signed by Turner Ashby when he was a Col. The requisition is for 2 horses for the Quarter Master’s department.

Turner Ashby 
7 Va. Cav.” 

At the bottom, it is signed by Capt. William Miller “Received at Winchester, 4th of March 1862”.

While we have owned several documents signed by Ashby, this is the one we kept in our collection as it is in excellent condition and Ashby signs right in the center where his signature is nice and visible.

#D360 - Price $950