The portrait was done by Dane Balling, who had originally planned for the painting to go to
West Point. At the time of his death, General Reynolds
was the commander of the First Army Corps.
Both Reynolds brothers were born in
. The admiral was
born in 1815 and the general was born in 1820. Their father was John Reynolds,
the editor and publisher of the Lancaster Journal, who himself was born near Lancaster
City in 1787 to
William Rynolds. Lancaster
Williams Reynolds, an Irish Protestant, came to
in 1760. He married Catherine Ferree Le Fevre, direct descendant of French
Huguenot Mary Ferree! Pennsylvania
On This Day is a prompt I started to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015