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Belle Reynolds of Peoria, Illinois was born on October 20, 1840. Reynolds joined her husband who was enlisted with the Seventeenth Illinois Volunteer Army and traveled with him to battle during the American Civil War. She became a heroine because of her involvement in the Battle of Shiloh, where Belle helped the wounded soldiers.
- Major Belle Reynolds of Peoria
- Canon, Jill. Civil War Heroines. Santa Barbara, CA: Bellerphon Books, 2000.