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Federal (USV)


William R. Reynolds

(1838 - 1863)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company D, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 23 on 19 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Transferred to the 6th US Cavalry on 22 October 1862, and mustered into Company C on the 23rd at Knoxville, MD. He was then described as being 5'7" tall, with light hair, gray eyes, and a light complexion. He was in action at Brandy Station, VA on 9 June 1863. He was wounded in the right shoulder and lung on the Gettysburg Campaign, in action at Fairfield, PA on 3 July 1863 and died later that day.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1 and the State of Ohio2. His gravesite, with details about his death, is on Findagrave. Further details from Don Caughey in a post at his Regular Cavalry in the Civil War.


1838; Laporte, IN


07/03/1863; Fairfield, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 209 - 211  [AotW citation 14815]