Axel H. Reed
Sergeant Axel Hayford Reed served in the Army for Company K as a member of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry Division. Reed was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 2, 1898 for his actions at Chickamauga, Georgia and Missionary Ridge, Tennessee. Where on September 19th and November 15th, 1863 he demonstrated both perseverance and redemption for voluntarily grabbing a rifle and going to the front of enemy fire. Later he lead a charge of men into enemy territory where even after losing an arm refused to accept a discharge and continued to fight until the end of the war.
September 19, 1863