Ashby, Turner (1828-1862) to unknown
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02461.01
Author/Creator: Ashby, Turner (1828-1862)
Place Written: Camp Evans, Virginia
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: November 7, 1861
Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.6 x 12.7 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 29 x 20 cm.
Summary of Content: State inferred from content. General Ashby reports, ”Mr. Duke who has been arrested as a spy and upon his own evidence has done acts that will establish beyond doubt his felony... He is a dangerous person...” A pencil note at the bottom of the page indicates that this letter refers to John H. Duke, a citizen of Sheperdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia (present-day West Virginia). One bust engraving of Ashby included as collateral.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Confederate States of America;, Confederate General or Leader;, Civil War;, Military History;, Spying;, Law;, Military Law;, Crime;, Prisoner, Prisoner of War;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
Background: A Camp Evans also existed in South Carolina during the Civil War.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., Generals--United States--History--19th century., Generals--Confederate States of America., Confederate States of America. Army--Officers., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Secret service., Spying--United States., Spies--United States--History--19th century., Espionage--United States--History--19th century.Order Image