|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1840|
|Death: ||May 22, 1912|
Mount Pleasant (Titus County)
Private CO. G 5th Ark Regiment C.S.A.
Samuel Preston Reid was my GGG Grandfather.
His name is spelled wrong on his Civil War listing but it is correct on the widows application for a Confederate pension that his 2nd wife M.T.Reid filed for.
Samuel P. Reed ( Reid), age 18, enlisted as a Private in Company G (Brownsville Rifles), 5th Arkansas Infantry, June 10, 1861 at Brownsville, Arkansas, sent to Marietta, Georgia Hospital fall of 1863, reenlisted for the war at Tunnel Hill, Georgia February 17, 1864, captured at Jonesboro, Georgia August 29, 1864, forwarded to Louisville, Ky. via Nashville, Tn. October 27, 1864, sent two days later to Camp Douglas, Illinois prison camp, discharged May 15, 1865 at Camp Douglas, resident of Prairie County, Arkansas, fair complexion, dark hair, brown eyes, 5' 10"
The Brownsville Rifles, Co. G, 5th Arkansas Infantry, was organized at Brownsville, Prairie County, Arkansas, on May 31, 1861. It was mustered into State service on June 10, 1861, for 90 days. The Brownsville Rifles, accompanied by the Austin Rifles (from Austin, Prairie County, Arkansas), then marched to Pocahontas, Arkansas, where they joined their regiment. The 5th Arkansas was transferred from State service to Confederate service for twelve months on July 27, 1861.
Samuel P. Reid first married Sarah Carolina Massey the daughter of John "Jack" Massey and Seleta Wallace Massey . She died sometime before 1893. We have not located her grave yet but it is believed to be in SW Arkansas.
Sarah Caroline Massey Reid (1847 - ____)
Malinda Tennessee Hamilton Reid (1864 - 1938)
Martha Jane Reid Stewart (1865 - 1895)*
Lillie Comora Reid Page (1870 - 1952)*
Center Grove Cemetery
Created by: Larry Burford
Record added: Feb 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48008355