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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III
p13
2019

(Born N. J.)

James R. Reid

(Ap'd N. J.)

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Born 1838, Amsterdam, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1858, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, June 11, 1863.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: in garrison at Elmira and Auburn, N. Y., July 18, 1863, to Apr. 25, 1864; in

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1864)

the Richmond Campaign (9th Army Corps), May, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, — and Battles about Spottsylvania, May 12‑18, 1864, where he was wounded; on sick leave of absence disabled by wound, May 19 to June 25, 1864; on duty with the Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service at Philadelphia, Pa., July 8 to Nov. 11, 1864; in garrison at Ft. Porter, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1864, to Jan. 16, 1865, — and at Elmira, N. Y., Jan. 16 to Apr. 22, 1865; as p14Mustering Officer and Acting Commissary of Musters of Western District of New York, May to Nov. 9, 1865; in garrison at Ft. Ridgely,

(Captain, 10th Infantry, June 10, 1865)

Min., Nov., 1865, to Mar., 1866.

Resigned, Mar. 14, 1866.

Civil History. — Wholesale Grocer, at Elmira, N. Y., 1866‑70; and Machinist and Metal Founder, since 1870.

Vol. IV
p142
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Continued in the machine and foundry business until 1894. — Residence, Elmira, N. Y.

Vol. V
p112
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Since 1894, manufacturing a filter material by calcining deposits in swamps on the high hills near Elmira, N. Y., and in Pennsylvania; working under letters patent to him dated March 6, 1900. — Residence, Elmira, N. Y.

Vol. VI
p105
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(James Riley Reid, Born Nov. –––––, 1837.)

Military History. —

Captain, 10th Infantry, June 10, 1865.

Resigned, March 14, 1866.

Civil History. — Since 1894, manufacturing a filter material by calcining deposits in swamps on the high hills near Elmira, N. Y., and in Pennsylvania; working under letters patent to him dated March 6, 1900. Residence, Elmira, N. Y.

Died March 16, 1917, at Elmira, N. Y.: Aged 79.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Reid's birth data are from his AOG obituary; notice the conflict with the birthdate given in the Register.


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