Charles W. Reed

Charles W. Reed

Birth
Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Apr 1926 (aged 84)
Norwell, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Elm Avenue, Lot 1995
Memorial ID 6002511 · View Source
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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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6002511
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles W. Reed (7 Apr 1842–29 Apr 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6002511, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .