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    Turner Ashby.  Ashby served with distinction in Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862.  His nickname came from his striking personal appearance and bearing as well as his tendency to ride black horses.  He was killed at the Battle of Good's Farm while leading an infantry charge after his horse had been shot.  Describing Ashby's contributions in rather chivalric language, Henry Kyd Douglas wrote that "the [Shenandoah] Valley loved him and loves him yet.  During the war he had not left her for a single day.  He had watched over her without ceasing.  He had made memorable her hills and streams; and the people along the hills still weep for him, and the forests echo their lamentations." 

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    Turner Ashby.  Ashby served with distinction in Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862.  His nickname came from his striking personal appearance and bearing as well as his tendency to ride black horses.  He was killed at the Battle of Good's Farm while leading an infantry charge after his horse had been shot.  Describing Ashby's contributions in rather chivalric language, Henry Kyd Douglas wrote that "the [Shenandoah] Valley loved him and loves him yet.  During the war he had not left her for a single day.  He had watched over her without ceasing.  He had made memorable her hills and streams; and the people along the hills still weep for him, and the forests echo their lamentations." 

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