Friday, January 09, 2015

George Reuben Reed.

GEORGE REUBEN REED. Born in Hingham, Dec. 17, 1839. Member of Co. I, of the Fourth Regiment, M. V. I., Lincoln Light Infantry, left Hingham with the first detachment, April 17, 1 86 1, and was three months stationed at Fortress Monroe. Oct. 31, 1 861, enlisted at Camp Dimmick in Co. A. Sept. I, 1862, he was promoted from sergeant to second lieu- tenant ; Dec. 30, 1862, to first lieutenant; and July 20, 1864, was commissioned captain

With the Thirty-second, in the Army of the Potomac, he bore a full part in all its marches, privations, and dangers, up to the month of August, 1864. Beginning at Malvern Hill, July 3, 1862, he was in the battle of Gaines' Mill, Second Bull Run,Chan- tilly, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Tolopotomy, Bethesda Church, and Petersburg.

At Laurel Hill, Capt. Reed was in command of Co. I, Charles- town, consisting of forty-one men. In a charge on the enemy, covering scarcely more than fifteen minutes' time, twenty-five of these were killed or wounded. At the battle of North Anna, while engaged on the skirmish line, he was for a short time a prisoner in the hands of the enemy, but, in the excitement and confusion of battle, fortunately succeeded in effecting his escape.

On the 3rd of August, 1864, he was detailed as quarter- master at the Fifth Corps Hospital, City Point, Va., and continued at this post till the 25th of the following November, when he was mustered out at Petersburg by reason of the expiration of his term of enlistment. In all the trying experience of the Thirty-second, Capt. Reed proved himself a good officer and true soldier.

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George Reuben Reed.

Birth: December 17, 1839.
Death: October 9, 1891.

Parents: Reuben M Reed, Sophia A. Gardner Reed.

Wife: Ella R. Reed.

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