Photo added by Lester Letson. No shrinking violet, Colonel Reed earned four "gallant and meritorious service" brevets during the war from Bull Run to Bristoe Station and served on the staff of the Army of the Potomac's elite Horse artillery Brigade. Reed was commissioned as lieutenant in the 5th US Artillery in May 1861 and was brevetted to major before advancing to lieutenant colonel of the 22nd NY Cavalry in November 1864.
He became colonel of the regiment in January 1865 and engaged Mosby in final operations in the Valley. Post-war, Reed reverted to lieutenant in the 5th Artillery and held the prestigious post of regimental adjutant before resigning in May 1870. Reed also served as a lieutenant colonel in the Egyptian Army 1874-75.
The item "Civil War CDV Union Future Colonel Horatio B Reed 22nd NY Cavalry" is in sale since Wednesday, June 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.