John W. Reedy(c. 1830 - 1863)
Home State: Arkansas
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Arkansas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
"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."
In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded the Regiment at Sharpsburg as the senior officer present.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 State: AL |
Death Date: 09/19/1863 Death Place: Chickamauga, GA Burial Place: Confederate Cemetery, Marietta, GA
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