Birth: Feb. 29, 1840, Indiana.
Death: Nov. 18, 1922, Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri.
Father: Elijah M. Ashford, b: Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Dorrow, b: Pennsylvania
Burial: Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri.
Ashford, William. (Veteran.) Age 21. Residence Columbus City, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Sept. 23, 1861, as Seventh Corporal. Mustered Oct. 3, 1861. Promoted Sixth Corporal Dec. 8, 1861; Fifth Corporal Jan. 1, 1862; Fourth Corporal Jan. 13, 1862; Third Corporal Jan. 17, 1862; Second Corporal March 12, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered Jan. 4, 1864. Wounded slightly Jan. 15, 1864, Yazoo City, Miss. Discharged for disability June 26, 1865, Louisville, Ky.
The medical and surgical history of the war of the rebellion, Volume 2., pt. 2.
CASE 32. Corporal W. D. Ashford, Co. C, llth Iowa, aged 24 years, was wounded at Yazoo City, March 5, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered in the groin and emerged at the epigastric region. Secondary haemorrhage occurred, eight days afterward, from the epigastric artery. The haemorrhage was controlled by a plaster of Paris compress. Tincture of myrrh was given internally, and egg-nog and porter. He recovered, and was returned to duty on November 16, 1864.