George D. Reynolds

George Dallas Reynolds was a resident of Mansfield on August 18, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on September 1, 1864 and mustered out June 16, 1865.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 18 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’ 5” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and light hair.  His marital status is single.

He was born October 21, 1844 in Coventry, Connecticut to William and Eunice Amelia (Stowell) Reynolds of Massachusetts. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 15 year old farmer in the household of William Reynolds. George Reynolds married Francelia Elizabeth McGrath on December 26, 1871. Francelia (McGrath) Reynolds died on June 13, 1875; there are no known children. He married second ______ between 1875 and 1890.

On August 27, 1890, his widow applied for a widow’s pension, No. 481,631 that was granted under No. 309,041.

George D. Reynolds died on January 13, 1890 in Smith’s Falls, Ontario, Canada and is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.

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