Langhorne lost one of its most highly-respected citizens and few remaining Civil War veterans in the death at about 9 o’clock yesterday morning of George Moser Reed, which occurred at his home at Bellevue and Watson Avenues, following a lengthy illness. Death was due to heart trouble, super induced by hardening of the arteries. Deceased had also suffered two slight strokes, but he had been bedfast only a few weeks.

Deceased was born November 23, 1839, in Ireland, and was brought to this county at the age of five years by his parents, Davidhla12 (6).jpg (110481 bytes) and Jane (Hunter) Reed. His grandfather was Moses Reed. He attended school in Philadelphia and Bensalem Township and later assisted his father on the farm. In 1866 he began farming on his own account in Hartford County Maryland, where he remained for eight years. He left there to purchase and take possession of a farm in Middletown Township, Bucks County. Here he devoted his attention largely to dairying, and established a fine trade in Bristol.

On August 8, 1862, Mr. Reed enlisted for service in the Civil War, and was mustered in for three years in Philadelphia, in Co. K. 13th reg. Penna. Cavalry, under Capts. J. S. Strusher and J. W. Berks and Cols. J. H. Galligher and N. Kerwin. His regiment was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps. Army of the Potomac, and participated in the following battles: Strasburg, Va. Feb. 25; Middletown, Va. June 12; Winchester, Va. June 13 and 15; Culpepper C. H., Sept. 11, 1863. Mr. Reed was wounded here by a gun shot in the right side, and was in the Washington, D.C. hospital over three months.

His regiment was engaged at Jefferson or White Sulphur Springs, Oct. 12, 1863. He was promoted to Corporal, and later to Quartermaster Sergeant. Other battles participated were the Wilderness, May 5 to 7; Spotsylvania, May 10; Beaver Dam Station, May 26; Hawes Shop, May 28; Gaines Mills, June 2; Trevillian Station, June 12; White House Landing, June 211 and 22; St Mary’s Church, June 2 and 4; Lees Mills, July 12; Jerusalem Plank Road, July 15; Deep Bottom, July 27 and 28; Wyatt’s Farm, Sept. 29; Boydton Plank Road, Oct 22; Hatchers Run, Dec. 8 and 9, 1864; Gravelly Run, Feb. 5; Hatchers Run, Feb. 2, 6 and 7; Raleigh, N. C., April 4 to 13.

Mr. Reed was honorably discharged July 14, 1865 at the close of the war, in Raleigh, N.C.


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