The Maynard Gang

Civil War ancestors and stories are a frequent topic at the Maynard Café. This may be partially explained by the longevity of some of our families’ descent in the Maynard School District. Many of the regulars at the morning table descend from forbears who settled here from 1815- 1860. Also, a part of the explanation is attitudinal. Nobel prize winning Author William Faulkner famously observed that “in the South the past is never forgotten it is not even past.”
One of my many projects that I have started and not completed is the documentation of the Civil War soldiers of Randolph County. This week’s column will present a listing of those buried in the Maynard School District. Far from complete, this effort represents only what I have established so far from my own family research, other family histories, tombstone records, Internet review of Randolph County Confederate regiments, and Confederate pension records.

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