Michigan in the Civil War

Reed, Seth, 1823-1924.

Reed, from Ypsilanti, Mich., was a Methodist minister and member of the U. S. Christian Commission serving with the Army of the Cumberland. His diary (Sept. 28-Oct. 26, 1863) is a brief record of services to wounded soldiers in Nashville and Stevenson and a field hospital in Alabama. He comments on the devastation observed during the journey, and on the education of the slaves. He made notes on guerrilla activity, slavery, conditions in the hospitals, the Commission's voluntary work, and on the religion and bravery of the soldiers.