Dedicated to George Reed

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword. His truth is marching on." Julia Ward Howe


George Reed was my great-great grandfather (1816-1864). He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1858. They settled in what is now Great Neck, New York. He worked as a farmer until his enlistment in the Federal Army on September 1, 1863. He was killed at the Battle of Olustee on February 20, 1864.

Gettysburg Address

".... that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain ...." Abraham Lincoln


"... they were not swept away while rushing with terror and confusion to the rear, but were killed and wounded while standing up in solid and unbroken line, bravely and gallantly fighting the enemy."


I have compiled considerable information on George Reed, the Federal Army and the Battle of Olustee. Moving forward I will be posting various stories documenting these topics. If you would care to share any information please do so. Thank you for your interest.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Company Manpower

"F" Company of the 47th Regiment - New York Volunteers was made up according to Federal Army guidelines. The company included; one Captain, one First Lieutenant, one Second Lieutenant, one First Sergeant, four Sergeants, eight Corporals, two Musicians, one Wagoner. The minimum assignment of Privates were sixty-four (64), maximum of eighty-two (82). The 47th Regiment was assigned to the 10th Corp (usually designated by the use of Roman numeral, X Corp). During its tenure, September 3, 1862 - April 17, 1864, the 10th Corp reached a maximum strength of 26,000 men on December 31, 1863. The commander of the 10th Corp during the Battle of Olustee, was General Q.A. Gillmore.

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