George Reed was initially buried on the Olustee battlefield by the victorious Confederate troops. It was common practice that the victors would bury enemy troops killed in battle. Records indicate that in 1867 or 1868, the remains of the Federal soldiers were exhumed from the battlefield for interment at the National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina. Due to the lack of proper identification, these Federal soldiers are listed as “Unknown”. Records at the National Cemetery indicate burial of “unknown” Federal soldiers, numbering over 1,000.