U.S. ARMY

Axel H. Reed

Rank:

SERGEANT

Conflict/Era:

U.S. CIVIL WAR

Unit/Command:

COMPANY K, 2D MINNESOTA INFANTRY

Military Service Branch:

U.S. ARMY

Medal of Honor Action Date:

NOVEMBER 15, 1863

Medal of Honor Action Place:

CHICKAMAUGA & MISSIONARY RIDGE, GEORGIA & TENNESSEE

Citation:

While in arrest at Chickamagua, Ga., left his place in the rear and voluntarily went to the line of battle, secured a rifle, and fought gallantly during the two-day battle; was released from arrest in recognition of his bravery. At Missionary Ridge Reed commanded his company and gallantly led it, being among the first to enter the enemy's works; was severely wounded, losing an arm, but declined a discharge and remained in active service to the end of the war.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

MARCH 13, 1835, HARTFORD, OXFORD COUNTY, MAINE

Died:

JANUARY 21, 1917, GLENCOE, MINNESOTTA

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