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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Charles Wellington Reed

  • Rank: Bugler (Highest Rank: Chief Bugler)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    9th Independent Battery,
    Massachusetts Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Rescued his wounded captain from between the lines.

Medal of Honor Recipient Charles W. Reed
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles W. Reed
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 16, 1895
  • Born: April 1, 1842, Charlestown, Suffolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: April 29, 1926, Norwell, MA, United States
  • Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery (MH) (Elm Avenue 1885), Cambridge, MA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Manuscript Division (Charles Wellington Reed Papers), Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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