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Confederate (CSV)


Jonathan Augustus Reed

(1837 - 1879)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, from Claiborne Parish, he enlisted as Private in Company I, 2nd Louisiana Infantry on 6 August 1861 at Camp Magruder.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was absent on furlough to January 1863, then returned to duty. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 10 April 1865.

After the War

He joined other members of his family in Texas, and was farming cotton with his brother Watson in Walker County by 1866. He later lived in Freestone and Madison Counties.

References & notes

Service information from Booth,1 as J.A. Reed. Details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has his death year as 1877. His memorial is on Findagrave, as Jonathon Augustus Reed.

He married Josephine/Johanna/Joan Metcalf (1851-1893) in 1870 and they probably had 3 children.


05/08/1837 in AR


1879; in TX


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, Part 1, pg. 268  [AotW citation 22285]