Saturday, February 10, 2007
Meet Private Luther Reed
Stumbled upon another old graveyard today in Connecticut, this one next to a church in Avon. Here's the grave of Civil War soldier Luther Reed, who enlisted March 21, 1864, and served as a private with the 10th Connecticut through Appomattox. There's a good bet Reed, from Simsbury, Conn., was there when Robert E. Lee surrendered in April 1865. I imagine it was quite an adventure for Reed, who was 16 or 17 at the time.