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 William Reynolds

William Reynolds

Birth
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Nov 1879 (aged 63)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 23381 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 25 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23381
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Reynolds (10 Dec 1815–5 Nov 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23381, citing Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .