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J.A.E. Reed

J.A.E. Reed

Federal (USV)

Assistant Surgeon

Joseph Andrew Erastus Reed

(1832 - 1917)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: Pennsylvania Medical College (Phila.), Class of 1854

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was appointed Assistant Surgeon, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 September 1862 and joined the regiment on the march to Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted Surgeon on April 10, 1863. He resigned January 2, 1865.

After the War

He was practicing medicine in Lancaster, PA by 1890.

References & notes

Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with military details from Bates2. Further information from family genealogists and Polk's Medical Register and Directory (1890).




01/03/1917; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, PA


1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 492 - 592  [AotW citation 13612]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13630]