Reynolds, Edwin F.
Age: 31, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 6th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, PVT, Co. K, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn CPT, Co. F, 6th VT INF, 10/8/61 (10/15/61), kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62
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Birth: 08/18/1829, Rensslaer, NY
Burial: Greenwich Cemetery, Greenwich, NY
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 79252490
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Davis Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenwich Cemetery, Greenwich, NY
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Edward F. Reynolds
Rutland Daily Herald, April 23, 1862
The funeral of the late Capt. Edward F. Reynolds will take place in this village today, and is to be conducted with Masonic ceremonies, in accordance, as we understand, with the wishes of the deceased. The members of Center Lodge held a meeting last evening, prepartory to the occasion, as will be seen by their notice published elsewhere in this morning's paper.
The remains of Capt. Reynolds arrived in town yesterday at 11-12 o'clock, by the W. Vt. train, and were soon conveyed to the army of the Light Guard in the Town Hall, where they were attended through the remaining part of the day, and through last night, by several members of the Company. The body was placed in an airtight metallic coffin. This was placed in a plain wooden box on which was marked "Capt. Edward F. Reynolds, care of David Page, Rutland, Vt." The Light Guard will attend the funeral today, and a warning to the Company will be found in another column.
The funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church, commencing at one o'clock, and will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Smith and Rev. Mr. Seaver. We are requested by a member of Center Lodge to state, that any Masons in the place, who are not members of this Lodge, are desired to attend and take part in the funeral ceremonies. We are also requested to say that the Choir of the Congregational Church will meet at half-past twelve, at the Church, for rehearsal of music for the occasion. The services will doubtless be very impressive, interesting and solemn, and we trust a large number of our citizens will be present to do honor to the memory of the gallant dead.
The remains will be deposited in the tomb in our village burial ground, whence they will be removed in a day or two, as we understand, to Union Village, Washington Co., N.Y., where the friends of the deceased reside.
Rutland Daily Herald, April 25, 1862
The funeral ceremonies of the late Capt. Edward F. Reynolds of the Sixth Vermont Regiment, who was killed while gallantly leading his company in a charge upon the enemy's works at Yorktown, took place yesterday at the Congregational Church, under the immediate direction of the Fraternity of Masons. The coffin was tastefully and appropriately draped with the flag of the Union, the same banner which waver in triumph over the lamented deceased when the fatal bullet pierced his heart. At a little past twelve the coffin was removed from the armory of the Rutland Light Guard, and placed in a hearse, when a procession was formed, consisting of the relatives of the deceased, the Masonic Fraternity in appropriate regalia, the Rutland Light Guard under the command of Capt. Kingsley, and the citizens generally.
The procession, preceded by the Marble Valley Band, playing a sweet and impressive dirge, wended its way to the meeting house. Never has been seen in this place, on any former occasion, a larger or more sympathising audience. Not a few were the silent tears of sorrow dropped upon the bier of the sleeping young hero, who had given his life to his country. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Seaver, assisted by Rev. Mr. Smith. After singing by the choir, Rev. Mr. Smith read selections from the Scriptures, when he was followed by Rev. Mr. Seaver, in a brief but touchingly eloquent discourse, rendering a just tribute to the virtue, the loyalty, the self-denial, and the distinguished heroism of the deceased.
In a mere notice like this, it would be impossible to do justice to the speaker, or to Mr. Smith who followed him in equally appropriate and eloquent remarks. After an impressive and touching prayer offered by Mr. Smith, the exercises at the church closed with singing and the benediction. The procession formed in the same order in which it came, and proceeded to the burying ground, where the remains were deposited in the tomb, with the usual Masonic ceremonies.
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.