CENTERBURG — A historic figure from Centerburg is about to be memorialized.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans of the Civil War and some local individuals are raising money for a State of Ohio Historical Marker for Confederate Gen. Daniel Reynolds.
“The Sons of Confederate Veterans is an organization where our descendants fought for the Confederacy. This is a project that we thought we could spread information about an Ohioan who fought for the Confederacy,” said Jeff Yoest, a member of the Gen. Roswell Ripley Camp of the SCV, based out of Worthington. “Reynolds grew up in Ohio, but as he got older, he made his fortune in the south. When the hostilities broke out, he joined the Confederacy.”
Reynolds was born in Centerburg in 1832. He studied law at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, then moved to Tennessee before settling in Arkansas, where he set up a law practice. When the hostilities broke out, he decided to serve his adoptive state of Arkansas and raised a company of cavalry. He eventually became a brigadier general, participating in battles at Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta and Nashville.
After the Civil War, he served in the Arkansas legislature from 1866-67.
Reynolds’ story will be included on the historical marker, giving visitors a glimpse into the man who served in the Civil War.