Brothers Separated by War
John McLaurin lived in Anson County. He was the son of Scottish immigrants Daniel and Nancy Ann (Stewart) McLaurin. John was a farmer. He never married. John joined 3rd Company G, 40th Regiment, North Carolina 3rd Artillery, in 1863 after his brother Daniel was captured following the battle of Gettysburg. Another brother, Neil, was wounded at Jack’s Shop, Va. John was captured at Fort Fisher, taken to the Elmira prison camp in New York, and died there on February 13, 1865, at the age of 44. John had no direct descendants. We are his great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews.