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William Reynolds
Birth: Dec. 10, 1815
Lancaster
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1879
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Ciivl War Union Naval Officer. In 1831, at the age of 18, he was appointed a Naval midshipmen by Pennsylvania congressman (and later president) James Buchanan. Just prior to the Civil War, Reynolds served in the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. During the Civil War, he served as a commander on the "USS New Hampshire" in the Union Navy's blockade of southern ports. After the war, he served in a number of posts, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral. Reynolds was given command of the Asiatic Station (which is equivalent to serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet in the contemporary Navy) until his retirement on December 10, 1877. He died in Washington, D.C. and was buried next to his younger brother, Civil War hero General John F. Reynolds. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Reynolds (____ - 1853)
  Lydia Reynolds (1782 - 1857)
 
 Children:
  Aaron Reynolds (1753 - 1833)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Moore Reynolds (1814 - 1888)**
  William Reynolds (1815 - 1879)
  John Fulton Reynolds (1820 - 1863)**
  James Lefevre Reynolds (1822 - 1880)**
  Catharine Ferree Reynolds Landis (1825 - 1905)*
  Eleanor Reynolds (1835 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lancaster Cemetery
Lancaster
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 2001
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William Reynolds
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William Reynolds
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My Great,great,great Grandfather, You claimed the Midway Islands for the United States in 1867.This was the year my father George Matthew Reynolds was born.I was stationed on Midway in 1946 in the U.S. Navy.A small but Beautiful place.
- Robert D.Reynolds
 Added: Jul. 5, 2016

- k75evad
 Added: Jan. 7, 2016

- nyfirebird2003
 Added: Dec. 10, 2014
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