Alexander Welch Reynolds Biography

Submitted by Alice Warner

Author: James Grant Wilson and John Fiske

REYNOLDS, Alexander Welch, soldier, b. in Clarke county, Va., in August 1817: d.
in Alexandria, Egypt, 26 May, 1876. He was graduated at the U.S. military
academy in 1838, served in the Florida war, became 1st lieutenant in 1839,
became captain in 1848, and was dismissed in 1855. He was reappointed, with his
former rank, in 1858, but joined the Confederate army in 1861, and was made
captain of infantry. He became colonel of the 50th regiment of Virginia infantry
in July of the same year, and brigadier-general, 14 Sept., 1863, his brigade
being composed of North Carolina and Virginia troops. He went to Egypt after the
civil war, received the appointment of brigadier-general in the khedive's army
in 1866, and served in the Abyssinian war, but subsequently resigned, and
resided in Cairo, Egypt.

Additional Comments:
Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1900

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