Ray Thomas Reynolds

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Ray Thomas Reynolds

East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 10 Jul 1862 (aged 19–20)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Section A, Grave 1228
Memorial ID 11626006 · View Source
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Civil War Soldier
Private, Co. A, 18th Massachusetts Infantry

Ray Thomas Reynolds was the oldest of three children born to William Reynolds, a farmer, and his wife Mary (Strait). Ray's father William died in 1846 and his mother remarried to Joseph H. Bowes on Aug 19, 1855.

Ray was a 19 year-old Farmer from East Greenwich, when he enlisted at Boston, MA on Sept. 5, 1861 and was mustered into service on October 12, 1861 as a Private in Co. A of the 18th Massachusetts Infantry. He became sick while his regiment was on the Virginia Peninsula and was admitted to Camden St. General Hospital shortly after June 26, 1862. He died of Typhoid Fever at the hospital about 5 p.m. on July 10, 1862 and was interred at Loudon National Cemetery. Among personal effects sent to his mother was a ring that "dropped from his finger when he died."

John Faulkner, a nurse at the Camden St. General Hospital, wrote to Ray's mother and step-father following his death:

"The same after noon that I sent my first letter Ray was much better but long towards night he began to grow wors and at last after I read the Bible to him he died about 5 o'clock. He was rational untill he died and passed away very easy. I took the very best care of him that I possible could and trid to raise him up but to no avail..."

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  • Created by: Donald Thompson
  • Added: 27 Aug 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11626006
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Thomas Reynolds (1842–10 Jul 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11626006, citing Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Donald Thompson (contributor 46594704) .