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REYNOLDS, Ehner Robert, ethnologist, born in Dansville, Livingston County, New York, 30 July, 1846. He emigrated with his parents to Wisconsin in 1848, and was educated in the public schools and at the medical school of Columbian university, Washington, D.C. He served in the 10th Wisconsin battery in 1861-'5, participated in the battles of Corinth, Stone River, Knoxville, Resaca, Jonesboro, Atlanta, Bentonville, and numerous minor engagements, and at the end of the civil war entered the. United States navy as school-teacher, serving in the Mediterranean fleet in 1867, and in the West Indies and Yucatan in 1868. Since 1877 he has been in the United States civil service. His last twenty years have been devoted to the exploration of aboriginal remains in the valleys of the Potomac, Piscataway, Wicomico, Patuxent, Choptank, and Shenandoah rivers, his researches embracing their mortuary mounds, shell-banks, copper and soapstone mines, cemeteries, burial-eaves, and ancient camps and earthworks. He was a founder of the Anthropological society of Washington, D. C., and its secretary in 1879-'81, received a silver medal from Don Carlos, crown prince of Portugal, in 1886, in recognition of his. scientific researches, was knighted by King Humbert of Italy, in 1887, "for distinguished scientific. attainments," and is a member of numerous scientific societies. His publications include "Aboriginal Soapstone Quarries in the District of Columbia" (Cambridge, 1878); "The Cemeteries of the Piscataway Indians at Kittamaquindi, Maryland" (Washington, D. C., 1880); " A Scientific Visit to the Caverns of Luray, and the Endless Caverns in the Massanutton Mountains" (1881); " Memoir on the Pre-Columbian Shell-Mounds at Newburg, Maryland, and the Aboriginal Shell-Fields of the Potomac and Wicomico Rivers" (Copenhagen, Denmark, . 1884); " The Shell-Mounds, Antiquities, and Domestic Arts of the Choptank Indians of Maryland " (1886); and "Memoir on the Pre-Columbian Ossuaries at Cambridge and Hambrook Bay, Maryland" (Lisbon, Portugal, 1887). He has also a large amount of similar material in manuscript.
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