Eddy John Reynolds
Eddy John Reynolds, a Methodist Episcopal minister, son of Reverend Augustus Eddy, was born in Xenia, Ohio, October 10, 1829, obtained a liberal English education, and made some proficiency in the classics. He commenced the study of law, but determined to devote himself to the ministry, and was admitted on trial in the Northwest Indiana Conference in 1856. After filling various appointments acceptably, he accepted in 1862 the chaplaincy of the 72d Indiana Regiment. He immediately joined his regiment at Murfreesborough, Tennessee, and commenced his labors among the soldiers. Sunday, June 21, he preached from Pr 16:32; Wednesday, June 24, during a fight between colonel Wilder's cavalry brigade and a rebel force he was instantly killed by a shell. — Min. of Conference, 1863.