★ ★  Reno, Jesse L.

Jesse Lee Reno

Born: June 20, 1823
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Birthplace: Wheeling, Virginia (West Virginia)

Father: Lewis Thomas Reno 1795 – 1870
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​

Mother: Rebecca Q. Quinby 1795 – 1883
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​

Wife: Mary Bradley Beanes Cross 1828 – 1880
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Children:

Jesse Wilford Reno 1861 – 1947​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Education:

1846: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (8th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1846 – 1847: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, Ordnance​
1846: Assistant Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, New York​
1847 – 1853: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Ordnance Department​
1847: Served with Howitzer Battery at Siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted 1st Lt. for Gallantry at Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico​
1847: Wounded at the Battle of Chapultepec, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Captain for Gallantry at Battle of Chapultepec, Mexico​
1848: On Special Duty in Erie, Pennsylvania​
1849: Assistant Math Professor at West Point Military Academy​
1849 – 1850: Secretary of Board for instruction of Heavy Artillery​
1851 – 1853: Assistant to U.S. Army Ordnance Board in D.C.​
1853 – 1860: 1st Lt. United States Army, Ordnance Department​
1853 – 1854: Topographical Duty for survey of Military Road​
1854: Served on United States Army, Coast Survey​
1854 – 1857: Assistant Ordnance Officer at Frankford Arsenal​
1857 – 1859: Chief Ordnance Officer of Utah Expedition​
1859 – 1861: Commander of Mount Vernon Arsenal in Alabama​
1860 – 1862: Captain United States Army, Ordnance Department​

Civil War Career:

1861: Commander of Mount Vernon Arsenal at Seizure​
1861: Commander of Leavenworth, Kansas Arsenal​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1861 – 1862: Brigade Commander during North Carolina Expedition​
1862: Served in the Capture of Roanoke Island, North Carolina​
1862: Served in the Battle of New Bern, North Carolina​
1862: Union Army Commander at Battle of South Mills, North Carolina​
1862: Division Commander in the Union Army, Dept. of North Carolina​
1862: Major General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Movement to Newport News & Rappahannock​
1862: Commander of the Union Army, 9th Army Corps
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1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia​
1862: Killed while leading his men at the Battle of South Mountain​

Died: September 14, 1862

Place of Death: Near Boonsboro, Maryland

Cause of Death: Killed in Battle

Age at time of Death: 39 years old

Original Burial Place: Vault in Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts

Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
 
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Andy Cardinal

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Reno is what of the great what ifs of the war in my opinion. He seemed destined to much greater things when he was killed. For starters, I can imagine the 9th Corps attack at Antietam would have been much more competently executed had Reno been there.
 

Polloco

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McClellan's "discovery" that Lee's Army was divided led up to Reno's Corp attacking at Fox's Gap in the Antietam Campaign. He was attempting to get between the parts of Lee's Army.
 

Belfoured

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Reno is what of the great what ifs of the war in my opinion. He seemed destined to much greater things when he was killed. For starters, I can imagine the 9th Corps attack at Antietam would have been much more competently executed had Reno been there.
It would have been more competently executed if you or I had been there. :hungry:
 

General Butler

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I bought this wonderful lifesize pastel and frame in Boston eons ago when the Betty Crocker school was being auctioned off. It was listed as Burnside.
While others were there for pots and pans there was only I guy that wanted the "Burnside"...me
It is signed but I cant read it.
I bet it was the house where the Reno family lived.
Didnt his son invent the escalator?

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General Butler

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I bought this wonderful lifesize pastel and frame in Boston eons ago when the Betty Crocker school was being auctioned off. It was listed as Burnside.
While others were there for pots and pans there was only I guy that wanted the "Burnside"...me
It is signed but I cant read it.
I bet it was the house where the Reno family lived.
Didnt his son invent the escalator?

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Ohhh, here is the artist's signature...any info would be great.

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