REED, AXEL H.
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company K, 2d Minnesota Infantry. Place and
Date: At Chickamauga, Ga., 19 September 1863; At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November
1863. Entered Service At: Glencoe, Minn. Birth: Maine. Date Of Issue:
2 April 1898.
While in arrest at Chickamauga, Ga., left his place in the rear and voluntarily went to
the line of battle, secured a rifle, and fought gallantly during the 2-day battle; was
released from arrest in recognition of his bravery. At Missionary Ridge commanded his
company and gallantly led it, being among the first to enter the enemy's works; was
severely wounded, losing an arm, but declined a discharge and remained in active service
to the end of the war.