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, Minnesota

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