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REYNOLDS, Joseph Jones, soldier, born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, 4 January, 1822. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1843, served in the military occupation of Texas in 1845-'6, became 1st lieutenant in 1847, and was principal assistant professor of natural and experimental philosophy in the United States military academy from 1849 until his resignation from the army in 1856. He was then professor of mechanics and engineering in Washington university, St. Louis, Missouri, till 1860, returned to the army as colonel of the 10th Indiana volunteers in April, 1861, became brigadier-general of volunteers the next month, and was engaged in various skirmishes and in the action at Green Brier river, 3 October, 1861. He resigned in January, 1862, served without a commission in organizing Indiana volunteers, became colonel of the 75th Indiana regiment, 27 August, 1862, and brigadier-general, 17 September of that year. He was in the campaign of the Army of the Cumberland in 1862-'3, became major-general of volunteers in November, 1862, and was engaged at Hoover's Gap, 24 June, 1863, and Chickamauga, 19-20 September, 1863. He was chief of staff of the Army of the Cumberland from 10 October to 5 December of that year, and participated in the battle of Chattanooga. He commanded the defences of New Orleans, Louisiana, from January till June, 1864, commanded the 19th army corps, and organized forces for the capture of Mobile. Fort Gaines, and Fort Morgan in June and August. He was in charge of the Department of Arkansas from November, 1864, till April, 1866, mustered out of volunteer service, 1 September, 1866, and reappointed in the United States army as colonel of the 26th infantry, 28 July, 1866. He received the brevet of brigadier-general, United States army, 2 March, 1867, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Chickamauga, and that of major-general, United States army, at the same date for Mission Ridge. During the reconstruction period, in 1867-'72, he was in command of the 5th military district, comprising Louisiana and Texas, was elected United States senator from the latter state in 1871, but declined, commanded the Department of the Platte in 1872-'6, and in June, 1877, he was retired.
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