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Confederate (CSV)


Jesse Reed

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Education: Harvard Law School

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Dalton, GA, he was a law student at Harvard in 1859. He enlisted as Private, Company F, 6th Georgia Infantry on 5 May 1861. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 12 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died from wounds on 21 (or 19) September 1862. He was originally buried "in Rev. J. J. Adams town lot, back of the M. E. Graveyard" in the town of Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson.1 Burial information from Pruett,2 as Pvt S. Reading. His Harvard experience from the Alumni Directory of the Harvard Law School (1890) and The Harvard Graduates' Magazine (March 1912).


09/21/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 799  [AotW citation 9642]

2   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4919]