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Federal (USV)


John C. Reedy

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company B, 8th Ohio Infantry as Corporal at age 18 on 5 June 1861.

On the Campaign

Two Irishmen are carrying the colors of our regiment today [17 September 1862 at Antietam]. Sergeant Conlon has the battle flag and Corporal Ready the National Colors. By some miracle these two men, whose bravery is conspicuous, escape all injury.

The rest of the War

Discharged 23 September 1862 "by order of the War Department".

References & notes

Basic information from the State Roster1. His role at Antietam from Galwey2, quoted above.


c. 1843 in IRELAND


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pg. 240  [AotW citation 14872]

2   Galwey, Thomas Francis, and W.S. Nye, editor, The Valiant Hours, Harrisburg (PA): The Stackpole Company, 1961, pg. 41  [AotW citation 14873]