Reynolds, John Fulton

Life Span
to
Full name
John Fulton Reynolds
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
8
Family
John Reynolds (father), Lydia Moore Reynolds (mother)
Education
West Point (US Military Academy)
Occupation
Military
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)
Union Army

John Fulton Reynolds (American National Biography)

Scholarship
As a commander, he may never have realized his full potential, although his aggressive leadership at Gettysburg helped lay the foundation of the Union victory there. He loved the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing. He was six feet tall, erect in bearing, and of a somewhat retiring, reticent nature. Charles Veil, a member of Reynolds's staff, left a fitting description of the type of soldier and man his chief was: "Wherever the fight raged the fiercest, there the General was sure to be found, his undaunted courage always inspired the men with more energy & courage. He would never order a body of troops where he had not been himself, or where he did not dare to go."
D. Scott Hartwig, "Reynolds, John Fulton," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/04/04-00841.html.
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