b. 07/04/1842 Charlestown, Massachusetts. d. 29/04/1926 Norwell, Massachusetts.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, he served as a bugler in the 9th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery. During the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, when Bugler Reed's battery was ordered to hold the field at all cost, his company commander Captain John Bigelow fell wounded between lines. Under heavy enemy fire, Bugler Reed road to the wounded officer, placed him on his horse and despite the cross fire from both lines, escorting the officer to safety saving his life. For gallantry in action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on August 16, 1895.
Rescued his wounded captain from between the lines.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS.
Elm Avenue, Lot 1995
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