|Albumen print, Carte-de-visite, 1862 to 1863|
With McClees' Chestnut Street studio stamp mount verso, and "Gen. Reynolds" written in pencil in a period hand mount recto.
Reynolds (1820 to 1863) was a career army officer and general in the Civil War. He was nominated to the United States Military Academy in 1837, and in 1845 joined Zachary Taylor's army for the Mexican-American War.
Soon after the start of the Civil War, Reynolds was appointed a lieutenant colonel, and then promoted to brigadier general. He participated in numerous major battles over the next years. Then on July 1, 1863 he met his death at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was buried at his birthplace, Lancaster, Pennsylvania on July 4.