A young man who joins forces with Pangle and Stobrod Thewes after deserting the Confederate army. Reid is mercifully absent when the Home Guard attacks Stobrod and Pangle, so that he’s able to alert Ada Monroe and Ruby Thewes to the danger. In the end, we learn that Reid marries Ruby and has three children with her.
The timeline below shows where the character The Georgia boy / Reid appears in Cold Mountain. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 16: naught and grief
Chapter 17: black bark in winter
Chapter 18: footsteps in the snow
Epilogue: October of 1874
...clasping each other at the oddest moments.” The Georgia boy—whose name, we finally learn, is Reid—and Ruby have ended up married to each other, with three children who love to play... (full context)