Civil War diary, 1862, of Joseph Smith Reynolds, a Union officer with the 64th Illinois Vol., Co. F. Reynolds was born in
New Lenox, Illinois, December 3, 1839. He moved to Chicago in 1856, graduated from the high school there in July 1861, and
enlisted in the 64th the next month. During the Civil War he took part in 17 battles, was wounded in action three times, and
was promoted several times, from 2nd lieutenant to brev. brigadier-general of volunteers by 1865. After the Civil War he studied
law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Chicago. He also was elected as representative and senator to the Illinois legislature,
was a commissioner from Illinois to the Universal Exposition at. Vienna in 1873, and held other public offices.
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