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Federal (USV)

Private

David Reed

(? - 1862)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Purnell Legion (Maryland) Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as a Private in Company B, Purnell Legion Infantry on 11 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 2 October but died there of wounds on 30 December 1862.

References & notes

Service from Wilmer,1 who records his wound but says he mustered out in October 1864. His wound, hospital, and death details from the Patient List.2

Death

12/30/1862; Frederick, MD

Notes

1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 467  [AotW citation 20764]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #514  [AotW citation 20765]