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Confederate (CSA)

Captain

John W. Reedy

(c. 1830 - 1863)

Home State: Arkansas

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Arkansas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

"This company of volunteers, calling themselves the Three Creeks Rifles, was organized at Three Creeks, Union County, Arkansas, June 20, 1861, by Captain John W. Reedy. The company was composed of men from Union county and neighboring Columbia county, Arkansas. It traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia, where it was assigned to the Third Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers, as Company G, July 1861."

On the Campaign

He commanded the Regiment at Sharpsburg as the senior officer present.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Major 19 January 1863, he was at Gettysburg, and was killed in action at Chickamauga (19-20 September 1863).

References & notes

The quote above and further details from the Company G Roster complied from service records and other data by Bryan R. Howerton on the late Edward G. Gerdes' excellent 3rd Arkansas site.

Birth

c. 1830 in AL

Death

09/19/1863 Chickamauga, GA; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Marietta, GA