|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1842|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1935|
Son of a Methodist minister and older brother of Walter Reed of yellow fever and military hospital fame, attended R-MC from 1859-1861, dropping out to enlist in the Bedford Light Artillery. His memoir, Some of the Experiences of James C. Reed : As a Soldier in the Army of the Confederate States, is available in the College Archives. In it, Reed candidly recounts losing his hand in battle. While walking home for recuperation after leaving the military hospital, he heard a buzzing sound behind him. The sound was a swarm of flies pursuing his bleeding handless arm. Reed's wound healed, and he returned to active duty with one hand. An excerpt from his memoir describing this incident was published in the August, 2000 issue of Civil War Times Illustrated ("On my way rejoicing,"vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 22+). He was present at his company's surrender at Appomattox.
He married Sallie Clarke and with her had the following chilren:
Laura Reed in 1871.
Mary Reed in 1874.
Alice Reed in 1876.
Sarah Reed in 1877.
Elizabeth Reed and
Walter Pierce Reed.
Wife Sallie Clarke Reed died in 1890.
Rev. Reed then married Janie Veale on 2 Apr 1891.
Their child was Jesse Veale Reed.
Laura Reed (1871 - 1894)*
Alice Reed (1875 - 1968)*
Martha Elizabeth Reed (1882 - 1970)*
James Reed (1884 - 1886)*
Jesse Veale Reed (1891 - 1918)*
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Sep 14, 2006
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