John F Reynolds -"The Romantic Soldier"

On August 10th,1893, The Yakima Herald published an article on the life story of General John F Reynolds from the Associated Press. While almost comically effuse in its romanticized Victorian portrayal of the great Union general, it was undoubtedly a pleasing read for Yakima's veterans just over 30 years removed from the Battle of Gettysburg.

"Reynolds' face is a picture in itself. Stripped of all accessories, it would be a classic on canvas, and his statue would cause strangers to declare that for once creator and creature had wrought a good work together - a model man and a model life."

Source: Yakima Herald, August 10, 1893 p. 4








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