Maj. Gen. John Reynolds (Portrait)

Union Maj. Gen. John Reynolds commanded the First Corps in the Army of the Potomac. Reynolds is honored by an equestrian monument, a monument on the Pennsylvania Monument, a wounding monument, and a bronze portrait statue.

John Reynolds Portait Staute National Cemetery  Gettysburg June 2013

Dedicated: Aug. 31, 1872.

Location: National Cemetery, Near Baltimore Street gates.

Description: A standing portrait of General Reynolds holding a pair of binoculars in his proper right hand and resting his proper left hand on the handle of his sword. The sculpture rests atop a tall, square base adorned on the front with a shield bearing the stars and stripes. This monument was one of the first erected in memory to an officer, and was funded with $12,200 raised by the members of his command. This monument is a heroic-sized bronze statue of Reynolds standing on a tapered, square pedestal that rests on a granite base. It is located at the juncture of the east and west branches of the main walkway. Reynolds holds a sword in his left hand and binoculars in his right. An inscription on the west side of the pedestal contains Reynolds’ name. The south side of the pedestal is engraved with “Killed at Gettysburg July 1, MDCCCLXIII.” Inscribed on the east is the statement “To His Memory By The First Army Corps” beneath which is a raised polished granite disc divided into three segments representing the three divisions of the First Corps