Grandfather of CivilWarAlbum.com contributor, Paul Stanfield
Aaron Mainard (Maynard) was born on February 14, 1846 and died on August
27, 1918 - both occurring in Wayne County West Virginia. Aaron was a
soldier in the 45th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Federal Army, until
disabled by fever. After that, he served some time in the State Guard. His
farm was in the Grant District. His father was James Maynard, born on
November 19, 1814 in Pike County Kentucky and was a lieutenant in the
State Guards, Federal Army. He was killed in a skirmish with Colonel
Witcher's Confederate troops on Hezekiah Fork of Twelve Pole near the
house then owned by John Jones. Aaron's siblings were Emaline, Samuel,
Nary Jane, Millie, Sarah, Jesse, Dicy, Catherine, Owen, and Moses.
Aaron married on October 7, 1866 to Polly Ann Ross, born on August 16,
1840 in Wayne County West Virginia. Her mother was Delilah Jane Wagoner,
and her father was Hugh Scott Ross, whose father was Samuel Ross. Aaron's
children are: Emaline (married James Kirk), Daniel (born Aug. 4, 1871),**
Samuel (born Aug. 17, 1873; died Dec. 10, 1937), Armilda (born May 23,
1875), and Kerrick (born Aug. 9, 1879).
**Samuel married Nancy Workman. Children were C.A. (Cum), Catherine,
Norman, Byrd Drake, Mollie, and Wetzel. Samuel married Emazetta Nelson
Workman. Children were Donna Mae (Moorehouse), Shirley (Smallwood/Tucker),
Nettie (Ferguson), Warren Harding, Cole, Domzel Joyce, and Carl.
45th Kentucky Infantry
Organized at large October 10, 1863. Attached to District of North Central
Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps. Dept. of Ohio, to January, 1864.
District of Southwest Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April,
1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd
Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division,
District of Kentucky, to January, 1865. Unattached, District of Kentucky,
First organized as a Battalion for service in Eastern Counties of Kentucky
and on the Virginia border, and so served until October, 1863. At Mr.
Sterling, Ky., and cover front from Cumberland Gap to Louisa until March,
1864. Action at Salyersville, Ky.; November 30, 1863. Moved to
Flemingsburg March, 1864; thence to Irvine, Ky., and operating south of
that point until July. Pound Gap April 19 (Detachment). Troublesome Creek
April 27. Morgan field May 5. Operations against Morgan May 31-June 20.
Near Pound Gap June 1. Mt. Sterling June 9. Cynthiana June 12. Operations
against guerrillas in Owen and Trimble Counties July and August.
Burbridge's Expedition into Southwest Virginia September 20-October 17.
Action at Saltville October 2. Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia
December 10-29. Briston, Va., December 13. Abington, Va., December 15.
Near Marion December 17-18. Saltville December 20-21. Capture and
destruction of salt works. Mustered out Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E"
and "F" December 24, 1864, and Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" February
Regiment lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded
and 1 Officer and 102 Enlisted men by disease. Total 113.