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Aged Alderson Veteran At Antietam Battle Meeting

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Aged Alderson Veteran At Antietam Battle Meeting

ALDERSON, Sept. 17.—Among the aged veterans attending a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the bloody Civil War battle of Antietam at Hagerstown, Md., yesterday was W. Taylor Reed, 95, of Alderson.

Mr. Reed is one of the less than a hundred living survivors of the engagement.
It was at Antietam that Mr. Reed, a young man of 20 years, served under Captain John Lee in Company F, of the Forty-Sixth Virginia regiment, a Confederate unit. In the 14-hour battle over 20,000 were wounded.
Edgar P. Sims, state auditor, was authorized by Governor Holt to pay the transportation of the aged veteran and one traveling companion. The celebration is being arranged by the United States Antietam Celebration commission which recently completed a survey of the nation, discovered that less than 100 of the battle's survivors still live and found that Mr. Reed is West Virginia's sole survivor.


Beckley Post

Beckley Post Herald, Beckley, WV

Used with permission of the Beckley Post Herald, Beckley, WV


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Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library.

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862: Centennial celebrations, etc

Washington County (Md.), 1937.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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