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 Mississippi ,in the spring of 1862, when the army of Van Dorn was brought over to reinforce the Confederate army near Corinth. On the 14th of April, 1862, Captain Reynolds was promoted to major, and on May 1st, to lieutenant-colonel of his regiment. This command was part of the army under Kirby Smith in east Tennessee and Kentucky in 1862, and with Bragg until that officer retired from the command of the army of the Tennessee. Gen. Bushrod Johnson, in his report of the operations of his division in the battle of Chickamauga, says: ‘I especially noticed the faithful toil and heroic conduct of Lieutenant-Colonel Reynolds, of the First battalion of dismounted rifles, McNair's brigade, who was conspicuous in his efforts to preserve our lines and encourage and press on our men. For hours he, with many other officers, faithfully and incessantly labored in this duty.’ From the day of this battle, September 20, 1863, dates his commission as colonel in the army of the Confederate States. Just before the opening of the Dalton-Atlanta campaign he received the commission of brigadiergen-eral. He followed bravely the fortunes of the army of Tennessee up to the battle of Nashville and the retreat from that disastrous field. On this retreat the brigade of General Reynolds formed part of the splendid rear guard which did its duty so bravely as to win the praises even of the enemy. After the war General Reynolds returned to Arkansas. From 1866 to 1867 he was a member of the State Senate. Having retired from public life, he is enjoying the rest that belongs to honorable old age.
Brigadier-General John Seldon Roane was long a conspicuous figure in the political and military history of his State. He was born in Wilson county, Ark., in 1817. His education preparatory for college was obtained in such schools as the country afforded, and then he was sent to Cumberland college, Princeton, Ky., where he graduated. Entering early into the political arena, he
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