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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Alfred Reed, First Lieutenant 134th Pa ~


Two Civil War cannons in Diamond Park with the name of a Butler soldier, Alfred G. Reed inscribed on them. Before the Battle of Fredrichsburg he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant in the 134th Pa. Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in one of the last six disastrous charges against a 600-foot section of a chest-high stone wall occupied by the Confederates at the base of Marye’s Heights at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. and lated died from an infection of the fatal gunshot.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seen this cannon all my life but never knew the story. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Their was a great story in the Sunday,Butler Eagle in the April about the herioc Alfred G. Reed. It is really an interesting story.

I also attended the talk in April about Butler in the Civil War that was filled with not just Reed's story, but all kinds of interesting stories about Butler. Never knew local history could be so interesting. Probably the best speaker I have ever heard anywhere.

Anonymous said...

I remember that cannon and it seems to me there was a Civil war era mortar as well.pyrowgf

Anonymous said...

A lot of Butler history here. Thanks for reminding us of our Civil War past.

Anonymous said...

I am looking for Civil War information for two of my ancestors, Criner and George Washington Clendennen, that were members of The 137th PA volunteer infantry Co D that was organized in Butler County in 1861.
Bob clendennen