Welcome to the Reynolds Family Papers Digital Collection. This collection features the digitized corresondence of brothers William and John Fulton Reynolds of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Newly transcribed military orders and war dispatches of John Fulton Reynolds are also featured, in addition to genealogical and biographical material relating to the Reynolds family.
Older brother William Reynolds served as a naval officer on the U.S. Exploring Expedition from 1838-1842, and was one of the first North Americans to view Antarctica. His younger brother, John Fulton Reynolds, had a distinguished if not abbreviated military career, serving in both the Mexican War and the American Civil War. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.
William Reynolds (1815-1879)
Letters from William Reynolds to sister Lydia Moore Reynolds dated 1834 to 1838, prior to his departure with the U.S. Exploring Expedition.
(1838-1842 U.S. Exploring Expedition letters available transcribed in print in Voyage to the Southern Ocean by Anne Hoffman Cleaver and E. Jeffrey Stann).
Primarily letters between William Reynolds and father John Reynolds dating 1824-1845 and between William Reynolds and sisters Harriot, Eleanor and brother James, 1853-1877.
John Fulton Reynolds (1820-1863)
Scrapbook of letters home from John Fulton Reynolds dated 1849 to 1863, compiled by younger sister Eleanor Reynolds.
Military orders and correspondence to and from John Fulton Reynolds, 1847-1863.
Union military dispatches to and from John Fulton Reynolds, 1862.
This site was created with the support of a 2002 NETShare grant award. The award program is an extension of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), and is administered in Pennsylvania through the Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
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