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John Fulton Reynolds
Birth: Sep. 20, 1820
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1863
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) 
Family links: 
  John Reynolds (1787 - 1853)
  Lydia Moore Reynolds (1782 - 1857)
  Lydia Moore Reynolds Evans (____ - 1896)*
  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
Lancaster Cemetery
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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John Fulton Reynolds
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Remembering you today, beloved soldier...
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 20, 2017
Rest in peace, General. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Your decisive and rapid decisions on the morning of July 1st saved the Union cause. God bless you for your gallant stand in defense of our Union against those who would have destroyed it. T...(Read more)
- Sharon
 Added: Apr. 15, 2017

- R.E. Wood
 Added: Mar. 12, 2017
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