The Twin who went to war

by | Jan 19, 2016 | Burke, Confederate affiliation

John Esley Arney, my great-grandfather, was a twin to Jonas Franklin Arney. The two of them, along with another brother, Phillip, all served in the Civil War. John and Jonas were born to R. Henry and Elizabeth Carpenter Arney on Oct. 29, 1845. Jonas enlisted in Co. K, North Carolina 35th Infantry Regiment on March 1, 1863 in Burke County. Jonas was 36 years old. Jonas was accounted for from November of 1864 to February of 1865. The 35th Regiment, N.C. Infantry, organized in November of 1861 at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, surrendered April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House, Va. five officers and 111 men.

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