General Daniel Harris Reynolds, C.S.A.
A descendent of Knox County’s earliest pioneers, Confederate Brigadier General Daniel Harris Reynolds was born just three miles west of Centerburg in 1832. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, where he became a close friend of Otho Strahl, another Ohio born Confederate general. Reynolds taught school in Ohio before studying law in Iowa and then Tennessee. Admitted to the bar in 1858, Reynolds established a law practice in Chicot County, Arkansas. An advocate of secession, Reynolds chose to serve the Confederate States of America in his adopted state of Arkansas at the start of the Civil War. Well respected in his community, he raised a company of cavalry known as the “Chicot Rangers.”
As a captain, Reynolds first saw action in August of 1861 at Wilson’s Creek in Missouri where he was injured in a fall from his horse. Despite his injury, he remained in the fight. An able soldier and leader, Reynolds received steady promotions within the Confederate Army, attaining the rank of brigadier general in 1864. After distinguished service spanning the entire war, Reynolds suffered a wound requiring the amputation of
Erected 2011 by Birgadier General Roswell S. Ripley Camp No. 1535, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-42.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 40° 18.3′ N, 82° 41.738′ W. Marker is in Centerburg, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 36) and Clayton Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centerburg OH 43011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This 1300 Lb. Bell (a few steps from this marker); Circa 1890 (within shouting distance of this marker); Circa 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); Circa 1920 (within shouting Circa 1930 (within shouting distance of this marker); To commemorate Knox County's first election on April 4, 1808 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hartford Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hartford Village Civil War Column (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centerburg.
Also see . . .
1. Daniel Harris Reynolds (1832–1902). Biographical entry in The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. (Submitted on September 13, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
2. General Daneil Harris Reynolds, CSA. Biography at HistoryCentral.com. (Submitted on September 13, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
3. Civil War News. Worthy of the Cause for Which They Fought: The Civil War Diary of Brigadier General Daniel Harris Reynolds, 1861-1865, edited by Robert Patrick Bender. A review by Jeff Patrick, an NPS interpretive specialist at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. (Submitted on September 13, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
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