8th MO Infantry (US) - Company H

Private William Reed was one of 680 volunteers of the 8th MO Volunteer Infantry (US).   In the photo below (supplied by William Reed's descendent: Jeff Green), he is posing with his zouave jacket:

Photo of Reed

William Reed received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor
BIRTH Union County, Pennsylvania
ENTERED SERVICE AT Pekin, Tazwell County, Illinois
RANK/ORGANIZATION Private, Company H, 8th Missouri Infantry
MOH CITATION Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
PLACE/DATE At Vicksburg, Mississippi; 22 May 1863
DATE OF ISSUE 12 December 1895
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Below is a photo of William Reed's grave marker, in the Reed family plot in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.   The photos below were taken by Lee Baer.

Reed Grave Marker

Here is the Reed family plot.   William Reed's headstone is the first headstone on the left.

Reed Family Plot