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John Fulton Reynolds
Birth: Sep. 20, 1820
Lancaster
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Major General. One of the top Union Generals in the Civil War. Rose from commanding a brigade to commander for the Army of the Potomac's I Corps. Fought in Battles of Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was offered command of the Army of the Potomac in June 1863 when Gen. Joseph Hooker resigned, but he turned down the offer because he thought he would not be given a free hand in directing Army operations. He then willingly subordinated himself to George Meade, who was given command of the Army and was junior in rank to Reynolds. He directed the left wing of the Army as it approached Gettysburg to support Gen. John Buford's hard-pressed cavalry troopers. While posting elements of the famed "Iron Brigade" he was shot and instantly killed in a Confederate volley, thus making him both the first and the highest ranking General to die in the engagement. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Reynolds (____ - 1853)
 
 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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lancaster Cemetery
Lancaster
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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John Fulton Reynolds
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John Fulton Reynolds
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John Fulton Reynolds
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RIP, General. May God bless you for your defense of our Nation.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Jul. 1, 2014
Rest in peace, General. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God bless you for your gallant defense of our Union against those who would have destroyed it. On July 1, 2013, the 150th anniversary of your death, I stood atop Little Round Top lookin...(Read more)
- Sharon
 Added: Jul. 1, 2014
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