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Federal (USV)


John R. Reade

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

Previously of Easthampton, NY, then a doctor in Hartford, CT, he enlisted on 23 September 1861 and mustered as Sergeant, Company D, 11th Connecticut Infantry on 12 November 1861. He was appointed First Sergeant on 14 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, age 25 years and 8 months.

References & notes

Service information from Ingersoll,1 who has him as John R. Read. Details from Munsell's History of Suffolk County, New York (1882). His gravesite is on Findagrave; his gravestone inscription has been transcribed online by Dave Swerdfeger.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Oakland Cemetery, Sag Harbor, NY


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 475  [AotW citation 20524]