|Death: ||Jun. 26, 1864|
John C. Reed was born in 1838 in Tennessee and died on Jun. 26, 1864 at the Andersonville prison, Sumter, Georgia. We have his military records and a record where his wife applied for his pension.
His wife was Lucy Ann Davenport (1844-1919). After John Reed died, Lucy married Charles H. Batt (1844-1903) and they moved to Oklahoma where she died and was buried.
His parents were Louis and Jane Teague Reed and his brother was Isaac S. Reed, also of Company A.
He was a private, in Company A, 7th Tennessee Cavalry. He enlisted in Jackson, TN on 8/8/1862, furnishing his own horse and equipment. The sequence of events in his muster roll record is very unclear. He is said to have deserted from 12/10/1862 to 5/1/1863 and to be absent sick in May/June 1863. The desertion was removed because he was “captured while trying to rejoin unit.” He is listed in the Confederate hospital in Danville, VA on 2/23/1864 with intermittent fever. He was sent to Andersonville Prison, maybe due to transfer from Virginia. He died there on 6/26/1864 of acute diarrhea. His widow, Lucy A Davenport (m. 1860), married Charles H Batt of Co K, 6th TN Cavalry in 1868. She applied for a widow’s pension while living in Arkansas. A minor’s pension for Emma J Reed was also filed from Arkansas.
Above information taken from Holley, Peggy Scott. Hawkins' Tories' book: "A Regimental and Social History of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry USA in the Civil War", BrayBree Publishing, Dickson TN, 230 p, 2014
John and Lucy's children:
William Reed (1862 – 1910)
Emma Jane Reed/Simpson (1863–1930)
Lucy Ann Davenport Batt (1844 - 1919)
Note: PVT A 7 TENN CAV
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Plot: , Row: 2519
Maintained by: Dorothy (Dot) Caywood/Mc...
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
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