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Although I am listed as maintaining this article, it contains a large number of opinions and speculations, none of which are cited. Some of these come from my early days as a Wikipedia editor, others from other editors. I have this article on my to-do list to correct the situation, but others are welcome to add citations in the meantime. Hal Jespersen 16:21, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
I am finished with the article expansion and footnoting exercise. I deleted a number of assertions regarding his death, particularly claims of named Confederate individuals, because none of my sources have citations for such claims. I have also removed the speculations about which theories were correct, which turn out to be completely POV. Hal Jespersen 20:19, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
A drawing depicting the death of John F. Reynolds, a United States Army officer who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Reynolds was commanding the "left wing" of the Army of the Potomac. As he was exhorting his troops, "Forward men! For God's sake forward!", he fell from his horse with a wound in the back of the upper neck, or lower head, and died almost instantly. His death essentially selected the location for the battle, to fight on that ground with forces that were initially numerically inferior to the Confederates that were concentrating there.