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, Bennings 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 Mens Home on November 8, 1908 where he died August 21, 1909.