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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John W. Reid

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old farmer, he mustered as Private in Company B, 11th Virginia Infantry on 25 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Boonsboro Gap (South Mountain), MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "in Ben. Miller's field joining and east of John Highbarger's lot" near the battlefield. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt. J. W. Reed. Service and other details from Robert T. Bell's 11th Virginia Infantry (1985) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Death

09/14/1862 South Mountain, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4921]