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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