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William Reed
Born (1839-02-21)February 21, 1839
Died May 30, 1918(1918-05-30) (aged 79)
Place of birth Union County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of death Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States
Buried at Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company H, 8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Vicksburg
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

William Reed (February 21, 1839 – May 30, 1918) was an American soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

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Reed received the Medal of Honor on December 12, 1895 for his actions at the Battle of Vicksburg on May 22, 1863 while with Company H of the 8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry.[1]

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The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William Reed, United States Army, for gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863, while serving with Company H, 8th Missouri Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi.[2]

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