Daniel Harris Reynolds

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Daniel Harris Reynolds, a native of Ohio, was born at Centerburg, December 14, 1832. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, with General Otho F. Strahl. Later he entered the law school at Somerville, Tennessee, and was graduated and admitted to the bar in 1858. He removed to Lake Village, Arkansas, that year. In 1861 he raised a company for Confederate service, and served with it, as captain, in the battle of Wilson's Creek. While his company was a part of the 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Reynolds was successively promoted major, lieutenant colonel, and after the battle of Chickamauga, colonel of the regiment. Reynolds acquired an enviable reputation for his leadership of the 43rd, which, incidentally, fought dismounted after the early part of the war. He was repeatedly commended by his superiors, and was commissioned brigadier to rank from March 5, 1864. He led his new command through the Atlanta campaign, into Tennessee with Hood, and through the Carolinas. He was so badly wounded at Bentonville as to necessitate the amputation of one of his legs. Paroled at Charlottesville, Virginia, on May 29, 1865, General Reynolds returned to Arkansas and resumed his law practice. He served one term in the Arkansas state senate (1866-67), after which he resided in Lake Village until his death there on March 14, 1902. He is buried in Lake Village Cemetery.

Ref: Generals in Gray, Lives of the Confederate Commanders by Ezra J. Warner.  Printed by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London.

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