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Reynolds, Henry Allen


Age: 21, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/4/62, MSCN, Co. I, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 9/7/63, m/i 10/9/63, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, MSCN, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 05/22/1841, Saxtons River, VT
Death: 01/05/1920

Burial: Saxtons River Cemetery, Saxtons River, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.


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Saxtons River Cemetery, Saxtons River, VT

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Henry A. Reynolds, 74, a Civil War Veteran, former resident of Brattleboro, and a well known fifer, died at 8 o'clock this morning in his home in Saxtons River, after being ill for but four hours. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mr. Reynolds was born in Saxtons River in 1845. He lived in Springfield (Vt.) and Drewsville, N. H. in his boyhood, and after his school days were over he learned the painter's trade. He married Elvira Simonds of Brattleboro, and she died in Saxtons River in 1914.

On September 10, 1862 he enlisted for service in the Civil War, and on October 14 following, he was mustered into service in Co. I, 12th Vermont voluntees. He was mustered out July, 1863. He re-enlisted Sept. 7, 1863, being assigned to Co. E., 8th Vermont volunteers. Although he enlisted as a private he was employed as fifer nearly all of his days as a soldier. His final mustering out was June 28, 1865.

Since his war days his home had been in Brattleboro a greater part of the time, but lived in Bellows Falls six or seven years. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds moved to Saxtons River where they bought a place 10 or 12 years ago.

On numerous occasions Mr. Reynolds played in the drum corps in Brattleboro and elsewhere, and he was an expert in handling the fife. Mr. Reynolds was a post commander of Grand Army Post in Bellow Falls, and had held offices at various times in Sedgwick Post in this town. He also was a member of the Grange, and of the branches of the Odd Fellows, including the Patriarchs Militant.

He leaves two daughters, Fannie, wife of George W. Tower , and Mrs. Clara Reynolds, both of Saxtons River.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, January 5, 1920

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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