- Jul 4, 2016
- Rockbridge County, Virginia
If not for Ashby's death in June 1862 (Harrisonburg, VA), he may very well have become as famous as Nathan Bedford Forrest. Ashby was, "The Knight of the Valley". Well liked by citizens, & loved by his men. Fearless, & unafraid to fight. His command was too disorganized, or undisciplined for Stonewall Jackson's liking. Jackson tried to have him removed from command. Ashby hinted at challenging Jackson to a duel. Not wanting to lose Ashby's men, Jackson backed off, though he opposed his promotion to General.Who would dare to desiccate this or any other Confederate cemeteries or the monuments on those grounds? They may remove the statutes but dare not disturb this or any other Confederate soldiers final resting place. Inquiry; Who were the Ashby brothers and as to the Patton brothers and George Patton, any relation to OL Blood and Guts George Patton of WWII ?
He died shortly after being promoted to General. His horse was shot out from under him, & continuing on foot, he was shot in the chest. There's a monument at the place he fell, in Harrisonburg.
Here's a little bit on Patton's Grandfather: https://www.shenandoahatwar.org/history/george-s-patton/