A FAMILY’S CIVIL WAR STRUGGLES, Stories of My Ancestors of Shelton Laurel, North Carolina. Maynard Scott Shelton. “…a collection of stories about ancestors of the author who lived in a quaint, mountainous area of Madison County, North Carolina, known as Shelton Laurel. Some died while fighting in the Union army, some were killed and tortured as innocent civilians and one survived the war in a Confederate uniform, but all remained a loving, close-knit family.” Hardback. 130 pages.