Civil War Records of William B. Reed


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (3 months) Private; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton   age 19
E 26th MVI Private; enl. and must. Aug. 12, 1862 died Jan. 14, 1864 Acton blacksmith

age 20;

died of disease, Jan. 14, 1864, Franklin, La.

MASSCW, 1:382, 3:92

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 5 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 28-29


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic



Date January 14, 1864
Place Franklin, La.
Age 21
Cause diarrhea

Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.

See also: Find A Grave Memorial #114615836; Retrieved 2014-07-14.

Survived by

Additional Information

William B. Reed, age 7, is recorded as an inhabitant of Littleton, Mass. in the 1850 federal census, in household (family no. 5) of William Reed, age 28, Lucy Reed, age 43, Lucy Reed, age 5,  and Henry B. Deluce, age 18 ("1850 United States Federal Census,"

Wm B. Reed, age 18, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 334) with Wm. Reed, age 38, a farmer, and Eliza W. Reed, age 54 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

The death of William [B.] Reed is reported in a letter dated January 16, 1864 from John N. Haynes to Aaron Jones Fletcher. See also letter dated February 1, 1864 from Fannie Fletcher to Aaron Jones Fletcher.

The death of Wm. B. Reed, Soldier in United States Service, son of William and Lucy D. Reed, is recorded in the 1863/64 annual report for the Town of Acton: 18.

William B. Reed's name is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."


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