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General Reynolds And “dear Kate”
His family and aides knew John Renolds as a bachelor whose only love was soldiering. The tragic aftermath of his death at Gettysburg revealed one of the Civil War’s most poignant romances
December 1963 | Volume 15, Issue 1
What happened then? Did Kate go back to “the world” and marry, and thus change her name? Or did the constant cough that Eleanor mentioned lead to her early death? Extensive inquiries have supplied no answers. All that is known is that when Eleanor Reynolds wrote to Sergeant Veil on February 3, 1870, she made no mention of his commander’s fiancée, the “Dear Kate” of General Reynolds’ ring.