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J.A. Reynolds
J.A. Reynolds

Federal (USA)


John A Reynolds

(1830 - 1921)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 1st New York Light Artillery, Battery L


Before the Antietam Campaign:
The orginal Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery, was raised by John A. Reynolds of Rochester, New York, in September of 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
In command of Battery L, New York Light Artillery, part of the 1st Division of I Corps' Artillery.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Major on 13 March 1863, and eventually became Colonel and Chief of Artillery of the XX Corps under Major General William Sherman. When he left the Battery, his brother Gilbert succeeded him as Captain, serving as such until 1 July 1863, when he was wounded at Gettysburg.

After the War:
He was elected Dept of NY Commander of the GAR (veterans) in 1883.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Photo above from a CDV in the Scott D. Hann Collection; kindly scanned and provided by Scott. See more about the picture, Reynolds, and the Battery over on the blog behindAOTW.

Birth Date: 10/4/1830    Place of Birth: New York City, NY    
Death Date: 4/30/1921    Death Place: Fairport, NY    

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