The New International Encyclopædia/Reno, Jesse Lee

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RENO, Jesse Lee (1823-62). An American soldier, born at Wheeling, Va. (now W. Va.). He graduated at West Point in 1846; was brevetted second lieutenant of ordnance; and soon afterwards was ordered to the front in Mexico, where he fought under General Scott from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico. From that time until 1861 he was employed in various routine duties and advanced to be captain. On the outbreak of the Civil War he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers and was assigned to a brigade in General Burnside's North Carolina expedition (December 20, 1861-April, 1862), with which he participated in the capture of Roanoke Island, and the actions of Newbern and Camden. For these services he was promoted to be major-general of volunteers, and in August was ordered north to Virginia, where he fought in the second battle of Bull Run and at Chantilly. During the succeeding Maryland campaign he commanded the Ninth Corps, and was killed leading his men at the battle of South Mountain.