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George W. M. Reid daybook

George W. M. Reid daybook

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Finding aid for the George W. M. Reid daybook

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700

April 21, 2011



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-26T12:04-0600
Language: English

Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Reid, George W. M., 1830-?
Title: George W. M. Reid daybook
Dates: 1862-1865
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection contains the day book of Lieutenant George W. M. Reid of Company D, 1st Arkansas Cavalry.
Identification: BC.MSS.11.27
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically and chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the day book of Lieutenant George W. M. Reid of Company D, 1st Arkansas Cavalry.


Biographical Information

George W. M. Reid (Reed) was born November 27, 1830, in Franklin County, Arkansas. His family moved close to Fayetteville in Washington County, Arkansas, where he was raised. In 1849, he married Mary Ferguson. Reid enlisted into the U. S. Army on January 23, 1862, and mustered in on July 10, 1862, at Springfield, Missouri.

The 1st Arkansas Cavalry was organized at Cassville and Springfield, Missouri, from June to August, 1862. Reid served in Company D, 1st Arkansas Cavalry, and made entries into his daybook from 1862 to May 26, 1865. Reid was appointed 2nd lieutenant on July 3, 1862, and promoted to 1st lieutenant on November 1.

He begins his military entries in August 1862 with a march from Springfield to Mt. Vernon, Missouri. On September 21, 1862, his command charged the post at Cassville and took possession. Although he remained behind for a short time, his company left Crane Creek, Missouri, for Fayetteville, Arkansas, on October 13, 1862. On November 31, 1862, he departed Cassville for Elk Horn Tavern, near Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas. He records that his father, Anthony A. Reid died of pneumonia at Pea Ridge on December 5, 1862. With his father's corpse, he left Pea Ridge for Fayetteville where his father was buried by neighborhood citizens. During most of December, Reid was home sick. He resigned from military duty due to a disability, described as a leg disease, and was discharged on January 16, 1863. George Reid suffered other adversities with the death of two young children. In 1880, George W. Reid, a merchant and banker was still living in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Cassville (Mo.)
Fayetteville (Ark.)
Pea Ridge (Ark.)
Reid, Anthony A., 1800-1862
Reid, George W. M., 1830-?
Springfield (Mo.)
United States. Army. Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, 1st. (1862-1865)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George W. M. Reid daybook, MSS.11.27, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

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