Age: 18, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 9/15/62, Pvt, Co. A, 5th VT INF, pr CPL 12/20/64, m/o 6/19/65
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Birth: 03/11/1845, Sheldon, VT
Burial: Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 50699046
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/9/1883, VT; widow Calista, 1/27/1932, VT
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)
2nd Great Grandfather of Elaine Magnan, Saint Albans, VT
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Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, VT
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St. Johnsbury, Vt.
St. Johnsbury Civil War Veteran Dies
Josiah Reed, 87, ill Be Buried at Sheldon, Vt. on Tuesday Afternoon.
Jan.10--Josiah Reed, 87, died this morning after a long illness. He was born in Sheldon, Vt., March 11, 1845, and enlisted in Company A of the Fifth Vermont regiment, August 18, 1862, serving throughout the war without being wounded, though he was in severe engagements at Spotsylvania and Petersburg.
Returning to Sheldon, Vt., Mr. Reed was married there and lived on a farm for 20 years. For the next 15 years he was the manager of the Sheldon branch of the Franklin County creamery and was road commissioner.
Mr. and Mrs. Reed came to St. Johnsbury, Vt. in 1913 where they have since resided and where Mr. Reed until recently was active in Chamberlin post of the Grand Army of the Republic. He leaves besides a widow, one son, six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon with burial at Sheldon, Vt. (Rutland Vt. Herald - Mon. Jan. 11, 1932)