Sunday, July 08, 2007

General Reynolds Fell Here

A great loss to the Union Army was the death of John Fulton Reynolds on the first day of the Battle.
Many historians believe that Reynolds had been offered the command of the Army of the Potomac days before Gettysburg but turned it down. Meade was then ordered to take command.
A consumate soldier, Reynolds was at the head of his men urging them onward when he was hit by a Confederate shot. He had been on the field less than half an hour.


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