Reed, Hiram (d. ) L-2

Reed, Hiram (d. ) L-2

Location:

Colored Cemetery
Section no: L
Memorial no: 2
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See map of this cemetery: https://nha.org/cemeteries/maps/libcemeteryothersmap.htm

Personal Information

Name: Hiram W. Reed
Gender: Male
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Veteran: yes
Branch of service: 5th Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry (Colored) Company C
War: Civil War
Number interred: 1


Notes

Inscription:
HIRAM W. REED
CO. I
5 Mass. C. Cav

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Biographical notes: Hiram Reed was freed from slavery in Missouri by the Union Army and sent to Nantucket, where he enlisted in the Union Army and served in the Civil War. At the end of his service, he returned to Nantucket, married a local woman named Isabella Draper, and lived out the rest of his long life on the island.
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Honored on the African American Civil War Memorial. 138 U.S. Col’d. Infantry
Inscription Condition: Mainly decipherable


Monument

Stone Composition: Marble, White
Stone Shape: Rectangular, slightly curved top
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Monument Condition: Heavy lichens
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Shape of text panel: Shield
Main motif: Lettering only
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Data Collection

Date data collected: 2002
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Stone exists 1900:
Stone exists 2002: yes
Stone exists 2003: ?
Stone exists 2004: yes
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Citation source:
Field recorder: Barbara White’s 8th grade class
Data input by: Georgen Gilliam Charnes
Reviewed by: Automatic