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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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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.

Section I, Lot 158

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Axel Hayford Reed

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