|Birth||Sept. 11, 1845|
|Death||Aug. 24, 1935|
|Unit||14th New York H Artillery, Company H|
Private Alpheus N Reed
Company H, 14th New York Heavy Artillery
Reed was born in Chautauqua County, New York on September 11, 1845. He enlisted in the regiment at Rochester, New York on November 9, 1863. Reed mustered on December 17, 1863. He served about 20 months and was discharged on August 26, 1865 at Washington DC.
The 14th New York Heavy Artillery was organized at Rochester, New York and mustered in by companies. Company H (along with Company G) was ordered to Fort Hamilton, New York Harbor on December 8, 1863. Initially, the regiment was assigned to duty in New York Harbor. On April 23, 1864 the unit was assigned to infantry duties in the Army of the Potomac. General Ulysses Grant was charged with winning the War and waged the Overland Campaign to defeat the Confederates. The regiment was involved in some of the most brutal and bloody battles of the War. Some of them include:
Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864).
Battle of Spottsylvania Court House (VA) (May 12-21, 1864).
Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864).
Siege of Petersburg (VA) (June 16, 1864-April 2, 1865).
Reed died on August 24, 1935 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.