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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major General John Fulton Reynolds

 
 
Major General John Fulton Reynolds Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Major General John Fulton Reynolds Monument
The statue was sculpted by Henry Kirke Bush-Brown
Inscription. (Left Side):
Major General
John Fulton Reynolds
United States Volunteers
Born September 21, 1820
Killed July 1, 1863

(Right Side):Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1837; Brevet Second Lieut. 3d U.S. Artillery July 1, 1841; Second Lieut. October 23, 1841; First Lieut. June 18, 1846; Captain March 3, 1855; Lieut.-Colonel 14th Infantry May 14, 1861; Colonel 5th Infantry June 1, 1863.

Brig. General U.S. Volunteers August 20, 1861; Major General November 29, 1862. Breveted Captain U.S. Army September 23, 1846 "for gallant and meritorious conduct at Monterey, Mexico; Major February 28, 1847 "for gallant and meritorious conduct at Buena Vista, Mexico."
 
Erected 1899 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 50.272′ N, 77° 15.078′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30) and Stone Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Chambersburg Pike. Click for map. Located near the McPherson Barn in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hall's 2nd Maine Battery (a few steps from this marker);
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Left Side Inscription
Buford (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward McPherson Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); McPherson Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. General Reyonlds at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
1. McPherson's Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Major General John Reynolds. General Reynolds, commander of the I Corps, had been granted operational control of the Federal III and XI Corps. It was Reynolds who made the decision to reinforce Buford's Cavalry Division and offer battle to the Confederates at
General John F. Reynolds image. Click for full size.
3. General John F. Reynolds
A wartime portrait
(Library of Congress Collection)
Gettysburg. While directing the initial deployment of his Corps into battle, Reynolds was killed by a Confederate skirmisher. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Closeup of Reynolds Equestrian Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
4. Closeup of Reynolds Equestrian Statue
Major General John Fulton Reynolds Portrait image. Click for more information.
By Henry T. McLin
5. Major General John Fulton Reynolds Portrait
Major Gen. John Reynolds Monument in Earlier Times image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
6. Major Gen. John Reynolds Monument in Earlier Times
Note the trees behind the monument. Non-historic structures stood behind the monument up until recently. Trees that once stood around the house were removed as part of the park service's efforts to restore historic appearances to the grounds.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,718 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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