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Name:James Henry Reid
Affiliation:Class of 1866
Biography & Genealogy:James Henry Reid, Class of 1866. Genealogy: Born at Brentsville, Prince William County, Virginia in 1845. His parents were James Henry Reid, Sr. (of Alexandria, Virginia; Treasurer, Orange & Alexandria Railroad Co.) and Amy Ann Tolson (b. 1810 d. 1887). His paternal grandfather was James Reid, b. Edinburgh, Scotland. His maternal grandparents were Maj. Benjamin Tolson of Stafford County, Virginia (1766-1838) and Amy Green (1766-1823). VMI Record: Reid entered the Virginia Military Institute in 1862 and resigned in January 1864 to join the Confederate Army; he did not graduate. Civil War Military Record: He served in 1864-1865 as a private in Company A, 13th Battalion Virginia Light Artillery (Otey's Battery) and was paroled at Appomattox. Marriage: Beulah Reese on December 10, 1868, at Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia. They had several children; known to be living in 1921 were J. Henry, Jr.; William; David; Beulah; and Amy. Career: During the post-war years Reid engaged in many professions, including that of teacher, justice of the peace, notary public, bookkeeper, banker, and farmer. Much of Reid's life was spent in Prince William County, Virginia, where he died in 1921. He is buried at Manassas, Virginia.
Additional Online Resources:Full-text Civil War letters