Capt Abner Monroe Reynolds


Capt Abner Monroe Reynolds

Death 14 Sep 1862 (aged 35–36)
Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 134113999 View Source
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Born in 1826 to Thomas and Margaret Lucy Carter Reynolds. Married Elizabeth J Flannigan (b May 17 1822 in Jackson County, GA to John and Elizabeth Pentecost Flanigan.)

Enlisted July 17, 1861 as Captain, Company B 16th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Company B aka "Center Hill Guards" was organized at Jackson County, GA. The unit was organized by and initially commanded by Capt. Abner Monroe Reynolds. Reynolds was the Master of the local Masonic Lodge and the whole lodge joined the army one night and went off to war. Reynolds became Captain and his Lt was Henry Hosch, a 50 year old farmer. Reynolds commanded Company B until Sept 14, 1862 when he was killed at Cramptons Gap (South Mountain) near Burkittsville, Md. He was succeeded by Capt J M Venable.

Requisition for Receipt of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores for the use of Company B Sixteenth Georgia Regiment
stationed at Richmond Va Commanded by Col Howell Cobb
87 Rifles, bayonettes and scabbards
93 Cartridge boxes
93 Waist Belts
87 Gun Slings
87 Bayonette Frogs (written out beside this) Nov 30 1861
I certify that the above requisition is correct and necessary.
Oct 18 1861 (signed)A. M. Reynolds Capt Commanding Company B
Approved (signed) Howell Cobb Col. Commanding
Received Richmond, Va
of (signed) Capt Robert Thomas AGM 16th Reg Geo Vol the ordnance and stores specified in the above requisition
(signed) A. M. Reynolds Capt Commanding Co B 16th Reg Geo Vols

On 25 day leave of absence to Jackson County, GA beginning Dec 23, 1861.

Present Camp Lamar Jan 1862.
Sick in Richmond June 1, 1862

Listed on Regimental Return for the month of Nov 1862
A M Reynolds
Capt Co B 16 Reg't Georgia Infantry
Remarks: Killed at Crampton Gap, Md.

Roster dated February 1865
A M Reynolds
Capt Co B 16 Reg't Georgia Infantry
Date mustered into service: July 17, 1861
Elected Capt July 17, 1861
Killed September 14,1862

The Battle of Crampton's Gap preceded the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam.) A confederate force of about 500 effectives (including the 16th Georgia) was sent to defend the gap against advance of about 13,000 Union troop and slow their advance towards Sharpsburg. They were unsuccessful in defeating the opponent and suffered heavy casualties, but were able to delay the advance long enough to allow more time for Genl. Robt E Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia to become better organized. Maj Genl Howell Cobb was in command of the 16th at Crampton's Gap. Of the 368 members of the 16th GA engaged at South Mountain (Crampton's Gap), 52% were disabled (wounded, killed, captured, or missing.)

Appears on Register of Claims of Deceased Officers and Soldiers from Georgia which were filed for settlement....
Abner M Reynolds
Capt Co B 16 Regt
By whom presented: Elizabeth J Reynolds, wi
When filed: Feb 9, 1863
Amount found due: 190.00

Burial is unknown, but many bodies of Confederate soldiers were removed to this cemetery so I'd like to hope that Capt Reynolds has also found a final resting place there.


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