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Reed, George Freeman

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 29, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: drafted - enl 8/4/63, m/i 8/4/63, PVT, Co. H, 6th VT INF, pr CPL, pow, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, prld 2/15/65, m/o 6/29/65

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VITALS

Birth: 05/17/1834, Brookfield, VT
Death: 12/04/1908

Burial: West Hill Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 107746322

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/10/1868, VT; widow Jane M., 1/30/1909, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Barbara Morin, North Franklin, CT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

West Hill Cemetery, Chelsea, VT

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Obituary

Civil War Veteran Dead

George Freeman Reed died at his home in the west part of the town Friday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p. m., aged 74 years., 6 mos., 17 days. He had been confined to the house for several months with Bright's disease, which was the termination of a complication of diseases contracted in his terrible suffering when a prisoner in the Civil war.

Comrade Reed was born in Brookfield, and in 1858 married Miss Jane Stevens, who survives him. He enlisted I n Co. H, 6th Regt., Vt. Vols., Aug, 4, 1863, and was taken prisoner at Cedar Creek, was conveyed first to Castle Thunder, where he remained only a few days, when he was transferred to Libby prison, where for 130 days he suffered all the horrors of that prison pen, with many other union soldiers. When captured he was a healthy, robust man, weighing 180 lbs.; when released, he was a broken old man and weighed only 90 lbs. His own wife did not recognize him when he reached home. From the day of his release from the prison until his death last Friday, he had never known a well day.

Source: Chelsea Herald, December 10, 1908.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.