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Marcus Reno
Marcus Reno

Marcus Albert Reno was a career military officer in the American Civil War and in the Black Hills War against the Lakota (Sioux) and Northern Cheyenne. He is most noted for his role in the Battle of Little Big Horn. Image File history File links Marcusreno. ... Image File history File links Marcusreno. ... The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America between the United States of America, called the Union and the Confederate States of America, a new nation formed by 11 seceding states. ... The Black Hills War was a United States civil war between the Lakota Native American tribe and the United States government from 1876 until 1877. ... The Lakota (IPA: ) (also Lakhota, Teton, Titonwon) are a Native American tribe. ... Cheyenne lodges with buffalo meat drying, 1870 The Cheyenne are a Native American nation of the Great Plains, closely allied with the Arapaho and loosely allied with the Lakota (Sioux). ... The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also called Custers Last Stand, was an engagement between a Lakota-Cheyenne combined force and the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army that took place on June 25, 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in the eastern Montana Territory. ...


Early life and career

Reno was born November 15, 1834, in Carrollton, Illinois, the fourth child of James and Charlotte Reno. At the age of 15, he sent a letter to the Secretary of War inquiring about the qualifications necessary to enter the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He attended West Point from 1851 until 1857, graduating 20th in a class of 38. He was brevetted second lieutenant, 1st Dragoons, on July 1, 1857, and assigned to duty in the Pacific Northwest in Oregon. November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Carrollton is a city located in Greene County, Illinois. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, or simply USMA or Army — and sometimes, irreverently among the cadets themselves, as Whoops or Woopoo — is a U.S. service academy and Army fort. ... West Point painting West Point is a federal military base (and a census-designated place) located in the Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York. ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... In the US military, brevet referred to a warrant authorizing a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but usually without receiving the pay of that higher rank. ... Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ... A light dragoon from the American Revolution Statue of a dragoon on the Triumph Arc of the Louvres in Paris During the late 17th and early 18th centuries a dragoon was traditionally a soldier trained to fight on foot, but transport himself on horseback. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... Darker red states are always part of the Pacific Northwest. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ...


He was in the Union Army in the Civil War, serving as a captain at Antietam in the U.S. 1st Cavalry Regiment and during the Gettysburg Campaign. Reno was wounded at Kelly's Ford in Virginia on March 17, 1863, and was given the brevet rank of major for gallant and meritorious conduct. That same year, he married Mary Hannah Ross of Harrisburg, who would bear him one son, Robert Ross Reno. They owned a farm near New Cumberland, Pennsylvania in Cumberland County. The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee Strength 87,000 men 45,000 men Casualties 2,108 killed, 9,549 wounded, 753 captured/missing 1,512 killed, 7,816 wounded, 1,844 captured/missing {{{notes}}} The Battle of Antietam (known as... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Eastern Theater operations in 1863, showing Chancellorsville and the Gettysburg Campaign (through July 3) The Gettysburg Campaign was a series of battles fought in June and July, 1863, during the American Civil War. ... Battle of Kellys Ford Conflict American Civil War Date March 17, 1863 Place Culpeper County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Kellys Ford, also known as the Battle of Kellysville, took place on March 17, 1863 in Culpeper County, Virginia as part of the cavalry operations along the... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... Major is a military rank denoting an officer of mid-level command status. ... Downtown Harrisburg Motto: Nickname: Founded c. ... New Cumberland is a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ...


Reno was present at the 1864 battles of Cold Harbor, Trevilian Station and Cedar Creek. After serving in a variety of staff positions, he was brevetted lieutenant colonel in October. In December, Reno became brevet colonel of the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry, later commanding a brigade against John Mosby's guerrillas. On March 13, 1865, he was brevetted brigadier general for “meritorious services during the war.” 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Battle of Cold Harbor, the final battle of Union Lieut. ... The Battle of Trevilian Station (also called Trevilians) was fought June 11–12, 1864, in Union General Ulysses Grants Overland Campaign against Confederate Gen. ... Battle of Cedar Creek Conflict American Civil War Date October 19, 1864 Place Frederick County, Shenandoah County and Warren County Result Union victory The Battle of Cedar Creek, or The Battle of Belle Grove, October 19, 1864, was one of the last battles in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August-December... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... Colonel is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... Brigade is a term from military science which refers to a group of several battalions (typically two to four), and directly attached supporting units (normally including at least an artillery battery and additional logistic support). ... Colonel John Singleton Mosby (December 6, 1833 - May 30, 1916), also known as the Gray Ghost, was a Confederate guerilla fighter in the American Civil War. ... Guerrilla War redirects here. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ...


Postbellum career

After the war, Reno made improper advances on the wife of another military officer, which resulted in a suspension from rank and pay for 2 years. Responding to charges of cowardice and drunkenness at the Little Bighorn, Reno later demanded and was granted a Court of Inquiry. The court convened in Chicago in January of 1879, and called as witnesses most of the surviving officers who had been in the fight. While the court did not sustain any of the charges against Reno, neither did it did find his conduct praiseworthy. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Marcus Reno (1043 words)
Reno was born November 15, 1834, in Carrollton, Illinois, the fourth child of James and Charlotte Reno.
Reno was wounded at Kelly's Ford in Virginia on March 17, 1863, and was given the brevet rank of major for gallant and meritorious conduct.
Reno was heavily criticized for his actions, during his lifetime and after (and continues to be); some even declared him to have been drunk at a crucial time in the battle.
The Trial of Major Reno | Major Marcus Reno (1031 words)
Marcus Albert Reno was born November 15, 1834, the fourth child of James and Charlotte Reno in Carrollton, Illinois.
Young Marcus' decision to embark upon a military career motivated him to write the Secretary of War when he was only fifteen years of age to learn the qualifications to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Reno's actions in command of an element of Custer's forces the days of June 25th and 26th were called into question within days of the regiment survivors' return to Fort Lincoln.
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