Reynolds, Edwin L.
Age: 23, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 10/15/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. I, 6th VT INF, kia, Banks' Ford, 5/4/63
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Birth: abt 1838, Cambridge, VT
Burial: South Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French/June Dodge
Findagrave Memorial #: 41980131
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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South Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
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Edwin L. Reynolds
Lamoille Newsdealer: May 28, 1863
Died near Fredericksburg, Va. on the 8th day of May, 1863, Edwin L. Reynolds, aged 24 years.
He was a Private from Cambridge in Company I, of the 6th regiment, Vermont Volunteers, and died of wounds in abdomen, received in the Battle of Fredericksburg on the 4th inst. He was a brave youth, and had been through the various battles of the army of the Potomac, and had suffered a protracted sickness in the hospital at Hagerstown, Md. Yet while some of his comrades deserted, and some were discharged, he remained, as not long since he wrote his father that he would sooner die in the ranks than leave dishonorably as a coward. So it happened unto him.
His Capt., Wm. B. Reynolds, after the battle, wrote of him, in part, as follows:
"I am sorry to say, Edwin L. Reynolds was mortally wounded on the 4th inst. I suppose he died in the enemy's hands. His friends may be assured he fell on the front".
One H. V. Stewart of a Pennsylvania regiment, who was with the deceased a prisoner, thus writes to Daniel Reynolds, father of the deceased: "Don't mourn to much for him, he seemed to be ready to die. I think he was prepared. He spoke very near his death, and said he would like to have seen you all ere he died. Tell them I only shot two rounds before I was shot. He hoped that no one had hard feelings against him. He then said, I love you all boys, I die for my country.
Submitted by Deanna French.