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Reynolds, Joseph J., major-general, was born in Flemingsburg Ky., Jan. 4, 1822. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1843, took part in the military occupation of Texas and was promoted 1st lieutenant in 1847. He was assistant professor at the military academy from 1846 to 1849, then principal assistant professor of natural and experimental philosophy until 1855, served on frontier duty at Fort Wichita, Ind. Ter., 1855-56 and resigned from the army, Feb. 28, 1857. He was then professor of mechanics and engineering at Washington university, St. Louis, Mo., until 1860, engaged in business for a time in Lafayette Ind., and on April 25, 1861, re-entered the national service as colonel of the 1Oth Ind. infantry. He was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, on May 17, served in western Virginia under Rosecrans and McClellan, and in September was left in command of the Cheat mountain district. Here he engaged in several skirmishes and also in the action at Greenbrier river on Oct. 3, and on Jan. 23, 1861, resigned his commission, subsequently engaging in recruiting troops in Indiana. He became colonel of the 75th Ind. volunteers in August, and on Sept. 17 was again given a commission as brigadier-general of volunteers, being promoted major-general on Nov. 29. He took part in the engagement at Hoover's gap, June 24, 1863, was engaged at Chickamauga, Sept. 19-20, and on Oct. 1O, 1863, was made chief of staff of the Army of the Cumberland, in which capacity he took part in the battle of Chattanooga. He commanded the defenses of New Orleans from Jan. to June, 1864, and was then made commander of the 19th army corps. He then commanded successively the Mississippi river from its mouth to Memphis, the military division of west Mississippi and the Department of Arkansas, commanding also the 7th army corps from Nov., 1864, to Aug., 1865. He was promoted colonel in the regular army and given command of the 26th infantry, July 28, 1866, was mustered out of the volunteer service on Sept. 1, and on March 2, 1867, was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general in the regular army for gallantry at Chickamauga and Missionary ridge, respectively. He was afterwards in command of various posts and districts until June 25, 1877, when he was retired for disability contracted in the line of duty. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 25, 1899.

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Item # CWB13230
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