Memorial on Nov. 19 to honor CS service, lifetime friendship


A memorial service will be held at Molena City Hall at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in honor of two local men’s service in the Civil War and their lifelong friendship. The memorial will start at Molena City Hall and end where the two are buried next to each other in Molena.

The memorial will honor Molena resident Freddy Jones’ third great uncle Maxey Jordan and the servant he took to war with him, Punch Duncan.

They both served in the 13th and 53rd Confederate regiments, seeing battles and action in Virginia, parts of North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

The two were 16 to 20 years old when they left to fight in the war.

“Both these men were born and raised in Molena and lived next to each other for the next 60 years of their lives after the war ended,” said Freddy Jones.

After the presentation in their honor at city hall, the memorial will…

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