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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
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry


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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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).

Birth Date: 09/09/1832    
College: Pennsylvania Medical College (Phila.)    Graduating Year: 1854    
Death Date: 01/03/1917    Burial Place: 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]

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