and the Civil War
Stephen N. and William Henry Reynolds enlisted in May 26th 1864 in Louisville, Kenucky and were stationed in Louisa, Kentucky in Lawrence County Kentucky. They fought in several minor battles mostly hit and run. They went home from time to time to get crops in according to my grandfather Henry William Reynolds. Their home was located in Russell County Virginia and later Letcher County Kentucky which is on the Virginia boarder. They were blacksmiths and glaziers, the trade of their decendant William Christopher Reynolds who came to Warwick County, Virginia in 1622 aboard the "John and Francis", a supply ship. Listed on the ships manifest as a tradesman.
Also a weird thing about Stephen N. Reynolds....about a year ago the Confederate States of America erected a large grave marker at the foot of his grave. A Union marker with the above information was already there and had been for many years. We are trying to sort this out because no one came to ask us whether they could erect the stone. We have now been invited to a dedication on Memorial Day this year. We are going with our records to see what they have. The invitation did not have a persons address on it so...we will just have to wait.
The stone does however read:
I and my brother went to the little cemetery at Seco, Kentucky after the death of my father June 4, 2000 age 89 on a sentimental journey and discovered the new stone....wonders never cease.