b. 13/03/1835 Hartford, Maine. d. 21/01/1917 Glencoe, Minnesota.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/09/1863 Chickamauga, Georgia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company K, 2d Minnesota Infantry for action on September 19, 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia and November 15, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee.
While in arrest at Chickamagua, Ga.; left his place in the rear and voluntarily went to the line of battle, secured a rifle, and fought gallantly during the two-day battle; was released from arrest in reconition of his bravery. At Missionary Ridge Reed commanded his company and gallantly led it, being among the first to enter the enemy's works; was severely wounded, losing an arm, but declined a discharge and remained in active service to the end of the war.
BURIAL LOCATION: GLENCOE CITY CEMETERY, GLENCOE, MINNESOTA.
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