Butler Pa. and the Civil War


Two Civil War cannons in Diamond Park with the name of a Butler soldier, [b]Alfred G. Reed[/b] inscribed on them. Before the Battle of Fredrichsburg he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant in the 134th Pa. Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in one of the last six disastrous charges against a 600-foot section of a chest-high stone wall occupied by the Confederates at the base of Marye’s Heights at the [b]Battle of Fredericksburg[/b], Va. and lated died from an infection of the fatal gunshot.

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