Lemuel Reid
South Carolina State Troops

Lt Lem Reid was born about 1816. He served first Jun 1862 - Jan 1863 in 5th South Carolina Reserves, Company H as a 1st Sergeant and then Aug 1863 - Feb 1864 in 1st State Troops, Company I His wife was Sophia W. (White). He was of Abbeville District and according to the orginal photo of of Lt. Reid his a confederate winter jacket, he was known as "Uncle Lem" Reid. He died 17 May 1867 and is buried at Upper Long Canes Cemetary, Abbeville. His descendants think Lemuel died because of illness from his Confederate service and because he lost two sons, Sgt John Reid and Private Samuel Reid, both in the First SC Regiment of Rifles (Orr's). Samuel was killed at Gaines Mill and John was killed in 1864.

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Jeff Thomson

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