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    Confederate General Turner Ashby in Death 1/9th Plate Ambrotype. A beautiful hand-tinted ambrotype of Turner Ashby (1828-1862), "The Black Knight of the Confederacy," probably taken June 7, 1862, in Winchester, Virginia. Ashby was a promising cavalry officer and participated in many engagements in the Shenandoah Valley campaigns while serving under Stonewall Jackson. During an engagement near Harrisonburg, Virginia Ashby was shot through the heart while repelling a Union cavalry attack. This post-mortem photograph of Ashby is his only known wartime image. The image is clear, and you can easily make out the details of Ashby's uniform. It is housed in a beautiful leather case with embossed floral design and gilt decoration. It is complete with ornate gilt brass mat and frame all in fine condition.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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