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REEVE, Isaac Van Duzen, soldier, born in Butternuts, Otsego County, New York, 29 , July, 1813. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1835, became 1st lieutenant in 18;38, was engaged in the Florida war in 1836-'7 and in 1840-'2, and served throughout the war with Mexico. He became captain in 1846, and received the brevet of major and lieutenant-colonel for gallant and meritorious service at Contreras, Churubusco, and Molino del Rey. He commanded the expedition against the Pinal Apache Indians in 1858-'9, became major in May, 1861, was made prisoner of war by General David E. Twiggs on 9 May of that year, and was not exchanged till 20 August, 1862. He was chief mustering and disbursing officer in 1862-'3, became lieutenant-colonel in September, 1862, and was in command of the draft rendezvous at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1864-'5. He became colonel of the 13th infantry in October, 1864, and was brevetted brigadier-general in the United States army, 13 March, 1865, " for faithful and meritorious service during the civil war." In January, 1871, he was retired at his own request.
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