Reed, Marcus L. (Marquis de Lafayette)
Age: 25, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 2/24/64, m/i 4/12/64, 4SGT, Co. G, 17th VT INF, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 02/05/1839, Kirby, VT
Burial: Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 75868380
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/12/1874; widow Emily C., 9/12/1912, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Great Grandfather of Elizabeth Reed Stevens, Epping, NH
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Marcus L. Reed
Reed, Marcus L., of West Concord, son of Samuel S. and Louisa (Joslin) Reed, was born in Kirby, Feb. 5, 1839.
Mr. Reed received an excellent common school education in Kirby and Concord, to which town his father removed when Marcus was seventeen years old. As soon as he arrived at his majority he went to Burlington, where his brother was extensively engaged in business pursuits. Here he remained a short period and then returned to engage in the shoe trade.
Thinking that his country had need of all her sons, he enlisted, Feb. 24, 1864, in Co. G, 17th Regt. Vt. Vols., which suffered heavier losses for its time of service than any other organization that left the Green Mountain state, and in its ranks fought in the fierce struggle of the Wilderness, and at Spotsylvania, where he was wounded. Sent to Washington, he soon returned to the front, only to be stricken down by sickness while in camp at the Weldon R. R. Again he was transferred to Washington and detailed to take charge of the ordnance and knapsack room of Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C., which duty he performed till his discharge as acting orderly in July, 1865.
Mr. Reed was married at Concord, Sept. 13, 1866, to Emily C., daughter of Theophilus and Hannah Chick Grout. They have two children: William Livingston, and George W.
When he returned from the South he moved to Granby, where he occupied himself in farming till 1878, when he removed to West Concord and from thence in 1886 to the excellent farm he now occupies.
While residing in Granby Mr. Reed was elected to all local offices, and represented that town in 1869 and 1870. In 1892 he was a member of the Legislature from Concord. He is an excellent presiding officer, a man of dignified yet genial manners and of excellent judgment.
For thirty years he has belonged to the Masonic brotherhood. Four terms he has served as worshipful master of Moose River Lodge of West Concord and he is a Sir Knight of Palestine Commandery. After his return from the war he also became a member of Woodbury Post, GAR
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 335.
REED – At Concord, August 7, Marcus L. Reed, aged 73 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, August 14, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.