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

Robert Alexander Reid

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Ordnance Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    48th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 17, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Capture of flag of 44th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.).
Medal of Honor Recipient Robert A. Reid
Medal of Honor Recipient Robert A. Reid
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: January 22, 1842, Raploch, Scotland
  • Died: April 25, 1929, Pottsville, PA, United States
  • Buried: I.O.O.F. Cemetery (MH), Pottsville, PA, United States

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