George Reynolds (Medal of Honor)

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George Reynolds
Born 1839
Died Unknown
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Private
Unit 9th New York Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Opequon
Awards Medal of Honor

George Reynolds (born 1839) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Opequon more commonly called the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864.


Reynolds was born in Ireland in 1839.[1] He enlisted in the US Army from New York City in October 1861, and mustered out in October 1864.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private George Reynolds, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 September 1864, while serving with Company M, 9th New York Cavalry, in action at Winchester, Virginia, for capture of Virginia State flag.”

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