Civil War Records of Charles W. Reed


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI (3 months) Priv., enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Littleton   age 21
D 35th MVI Corp., enl. June 10, 1862; must. Aug. 16, 1862; transf. to VRC March 19, 1863 must. out June 30, 1865, as of Co. F, 17th VRC, a Private. Littleton farmer age 22
MASSCW, 1:382, 3:670

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
    1905 Invalid 1 335 936 1 118 068 Mass.  
    1910 Widow 949 184 712 121 Mass. Mary J. Reed

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  10 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date May 12, 1910
Place Westford, Mass.
Age 70
Cause accident
Obituary Lowell Sun, May 13, 1910, p. 7.
Burial Littleton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Charles W. Reed was born May 12, 1840 in Littleton, Mass. to parents Jefferson Reed and Eliza Brigham (sources: Pension file; Westford death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," He was the brother of George A. Reed (source: pension file).

[His mother] Eliza Reed, wife of Jefferson Reed, died in Concord of consumption on July 10, 1845, at the age of 37. [His father] Jefferson Reed married Susan C. Stitt of Boston on June 27, 1846 ("Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635 – 1850,"

Charles W. Reed, age 9, is recorded as an inhabitant of Framingham, Mass. in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 670/723) of Jefferson Reed, age 36, a finisher, and Susan Reed, age 37. Also in the household is George A. Reed, age 8 ("1850 United States Federal Census,"

Charles Reed, age 20, is recorded as an inhabitant of Littleton, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 45) of Jefferson and Susan Reed ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Charles W. Reed was a 70 year old farmer in Westford, Mass. at the time of his death in 1910 (Westford death record).



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