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Major General John Reynolds

 
 
Major General John Reynolds Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Major General John Reynolds Memorial
Inscription.
(Front):
Major-General
John F. Reynolds
U.S.V.

(Left):
Killed
at
Gettysburg
July 1
MDCCCLXIII

(Right):
Born
at
Lancaster, Pa.
September XXI
MDCCCXX

(Back):
To his memory
by the
first
Army corps

 
Erected 1871 by The First Army Corps.
 
Location. 39° 49.278′ N, 77° 13.82′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the north entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 75th Pennslyvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); The American Legion Tablet (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers' National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, First Ohio Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth New York Independent Battery (within shouting distance of this marker);
Left Side of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Left Side of Memorial
New York State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Fulton Reynolds. Reynolds was seen by many as the most capable Corps commander in the Army of the Potomac, and rumors placed him in line for Army command. However he silenced those rumors in a meeting with the President. Instead, Reynolds would command a wing of the Army which fought on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. He was killed while bringing up the lead divisions of First Corps. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. John F. Reynolds. John Fulton Reynolds (September 20, 1820 – July 1, 1863) was a career United States Army officer and a general in the American Civil War. One of the Union Army's most respected senior commanders,
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument
he played a key role in committing the Army of the Potomac to the Battle of Gettysburg and was killed at the start of the battle. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. John Quincy Adams Ward. John Quincy Adams Ward (June 29, 1830 – May 1, 1910) was an American sculptor, who is most familiar for his over-lifesize standing statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall on Wall Street. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Back of Memorial
Major General John Reynolds Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
5. Major General John Reynolds Monument
Major General John Reynolds Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
6. Major General John Reynolds Monument
The statue was cast using cannon metal from Gettysburg by American sculptor John Quincy Adams West.
Major General John Reynolds Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2003
7. Major General John Reynolds Marker
Major General John Reynolds Monument (Reverse) Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
8. Major General John Reynolds Monument (Reverse)
Major General John Reynolds (1820-1863) Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
9. Major General John Reynolds (1820-1863)
Historians disagree as to the manner and details of Reynolds' death. Blame has been laid at a sharpshooter, an infantryman, and friendly fire. The angle of the bullet had shifted depending on who provided the account. Regardless of the details, Reynolds' death effectively determined the location of the Battle of Gettysburg for General Meade.
John Quincy Adams West (1830-1910) Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
10. John Quincy Adams West (1830-1910)
Sculptor of the Reynolds statue (1871).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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