John S. Ash

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Jno. S. Ash
Co. D. 15 Ga. Inf.
Died August 21, 1909
Aged 73 yrs
Full Name: John S. Ash
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:B  Number:42
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1836 
Died: August 21, 1909 
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Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Georgia 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1867 
Residence: Tyler, Texas 
Admitted To Home: November 8, 1905 
Religion: Baptist 
Army: Northern Virginia 
Brigade: Benning's 
Regiment: 15th Georgia Inf. 

ASH, JOHN S. (1836~1909) John S. Ash was born in Georgia in 1836. During the Civil War he belonged to Company B, 15th Georgia Infantry, Benning‘s Brigade in the Northern Virginia Army. The 15th Georgia was organized on July 15, 1861. He was a private and enlisted on September 23, 1861.

He was captured at Gettysburg on July 5, 1863. He was exchanged at Fort Deleware on March 7, 1865. The 15th Georgia fought in many battles including the Seven Days Battles, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredricksburg, and Gettysburg. They surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

Ash came to Texas in 1867 and lived in Tyler, Smith County. He was a widowed farmer who suffered from a fractured hip joint. He was admitted to the Confederate Men‘s Home on November 8, 1908 where he died August 21, 1909.

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