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Civil War Soldiers - Reid

Reid, Hugh T., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Union county, Ind., Oct. 18, 1811. He was graduated at Bloomington college, Ind., studied law, and in 1839 moved to Fort Madison, Ia., where he practiced for ten years, moving subsequently to Keokuk. He was in 1840-42 prosecuting attorney for Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Jefferson and Van Buren counties, and he enjoyed a reputation as an able land lawyer. He was for four years president of the Des Moines Valley railroad. He entered the service of the Federal government on Feb. 22, 1862, as colonel of the 15th Iowa infantry, and distinguished himself at Shiloh, where, after receiving a bullet wound in the neck, he refused to leave the field and rode up and down the lines encouraging his men. He was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, March 13, 1863, and was subsequently commander of the posts at Lake Providence, La., and Cairo, Ill., until April 4, 1864, when he resigned. He died in Keokuk, Ia., Aug. 21, 1874.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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