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KILLED IN ACTION AT ANTIETAM-GUNNER'S BELT

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KILLED IN ACTION AT ANTIETAM, ARTILLERY GUNNER'S BELT. INSIDE STENCILED, BARELY LEGIBLE "1 ARTILLERY CHARLES REED RHODE IS". ORIGINAL POST NO 4 G.A.R. HAGERSTOWN, MD EMBOSSED MEMORIAL HALL TAG READS "CHARLES M. REED 1ST RHODE ISLAND LT. ARTILLERY KIA ANTIETAM 62". THE PLATE AND KEEPER TO THIS ARTILLERY HAVE BEEN CUT OFF A LONG TIME AGO. I WOULD PRESUME SERGEANT REED MAY HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO A FIELD HOSPITAL AND HAVING IT CUT OFF OF HIM AT THAT TIME AS ITS A CLEAN CUT, AS DONE WITH A SCALPEL. OTHERWISE BELT IS PLIABLE AND FINE, EXPECTED WEAR, NOW MEASURING 38 1/2" LONG. SERGEANT CHARLES M. REED ENLISTED 06/06/1861 IN BATTERY A, 1ST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTILLERY. HE WAS KILLED ON 09/17/1862 AT ANTIETAM, MD. SOME PAPERWORK ON SERGEANT REED AND THE 1ST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTILLERY ACCOMPANIES. K.I.A. ITEMS ARE VERY HARD TO OBTAIN.