Monday, October 18, 2010

Robnett Family

Back in October 2006 I wrote about the Robnett and Key families and the battle of Hanover Court House. I originally wrote that the Tar Heels killed in battle were probably disinterred and sent to Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. I now believe that they are either still on the field, or were disinterred and reburied in the cemetery in Ashland, just up the road from Hanover. We will probably never know.

This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to participate in a gravestone dedication service at the Three Forks Baptist Church in Alexander County. Three Forks is the final resting place for many members of Company G of the 37th North Carolina Troops. Four of the five stones that were dedicated were cenotaphs for the members of the Robnett family that were killed on the May 27, 1862 battle around Hanover. It was an honor to be a part of such a service, and thanks to the Rocky Face Rangers, Camp 1948, Sons of Confederate Veterans, for remembering these men. You can learn more about the camp here.

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