Portrait of Daniel H. Reynolds

Daniel Reynolds was born in Centerburg, Ohio, but he served as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. [Wikimedia Commons]

Daniel Harris Reynolds - Facts

December 14, 1832 - March 14, 1902

Key facts about Daniel Harris Reynolds, a Confederate general, who served in the far western and western theaters of operations during the Civil War.

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Full Name:

  • Daniel Harris Reynolds

Birth Date:

  • December 14, 1832

Birth Location:

  • Centerburg, Ohio

Parents:

  • Amos and Sophia (Houck) Reynolds

Education:

  • Ohio Wesleyan University

Occupation:

  • Lawyer
  • Military officer

Career Summary:

  • Brigadier General (CSA)

Spouse:

  • Martha Wallace (1868)

Place of Death:

  • Lake Village, Arkansas

Date of Death:

  • March 14, 1902

Place of Burial:

  • Lake Village Cemetery, Lake Village, Arkansas

Significance:

  • Daniel Reynolds studied at Ohio Wesleyan University.
  • Daniel Reynolds studied law privately in Louisa County, Iowa, and Somerville, Tennessee.
  • Daniel Reynolds was admitted to the bar in 1858, he established a legal practice in Lake Village, Arkansas.
  • When the Civil War began, Daniel Reynolds raised a cavalry company called the “Chicot Rangers,” and was elected as its captain on May 25, 1861.
  • Daniel Reynolds was commissioned in the Confederate Army as captain of Company A of the 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles on June 14, 1861.
  • Daniel Reynolds participated in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek (August 10, 1861) and the Battle of Pea Ridge (March 7–8, 1862).
  • Daniel Reynolds and his regiment were transferred to the Army of Tennessee in the spring of 1862.
  • Daniel Reynolds was promoted to major on April 14, 1862.
  • Daniel Reynolds was promoted to lieutenant colonel on May 1, 1862.
  • Daniel Reynolds was promoted to and colonel of the First Arkansas Mounted Rifles on November 17, 1863 (effective September 20).
  • Daniel Reynolds was promoted to brigadier general on March 12, 1864, effective March 5.
  • After his promotion to brigadier general, Daniel Reynolds commanded “Reynolds’ Arkansas Brigade,” composed of the First and Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles (dismounted); the Fourth, Ninth, Twenty-fifth and Thirty-first Arkansas Infantry regiments and the Fourth Arkansas Infantry Battalion.
  • In the Atlanta campaign, Daniel Reynolds defeated Brigadier General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick at the Battle of Lovejoy Station (August 20, 1864).
  • During the Battle of Bentonville (March 19, 1865), Daniel Reynolds was severely wounded and his left leg was later amputated.
  • When the Civil War ended, Daniel Reynolds resumed his law practice in Lake Village, Arkansas.
  • Daniel Reynolds served as a state senator for Ashley, Chicot, and Drew counties, from 1866 to 1867.
  • Daniel Reynolds married Martha Wallace on November 24, 1868, and raised five children.
  • Daniel Reynolds died in Lake Village, Arkansas on March 14, 1902.
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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Daniel Harris Reynolds - Facts
  • Coverage December 14, 1832 - March 14, 1902
  • Author
  • Keywords daniel reynolds
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 16, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022
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