Major John J. REEVE was born in Richmond, Virginia on the 21st day of February 1841 and was the son of Samuel REEVE and Elizabeth CASTRIE. His grandfather REEVE was a soldier in the War of the Revolution, and his father a soldier in the War of 1812.
Prior to his coming to Henderson, in 1868, he earned a livelihood by teaching in his native state. At the outbreaking of the War of the Rebellion he entered the Confederate army, and served with distinction to its surrender. He served in the army of the Tennessee, under Generals JOHNSON and HOOD, first as Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, and was afterwards promoted to the rank of Major and served as Major and assistant Adjutant General.
He was in all of the engagements of the army of the Tennessee, and was captured with General PEMBERTON'S army at the surrender of Vicksburg, on the 4th day of July, 1863.
History of Henderson County, Kentucky by E. L. Starling, Pages 654 - 655
Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS
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