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REED, thigh, soldier, born in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, 17 August, 1850. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1873, and promoted 2d lieutenant, 1st infantry, served on garrison and frontier duty, and was then attached to the signal service, being professor of military science and tactics in the signal-school at Fort Whipple (now Fort Myer), Virginia, in 1878-'9, at the Southern Illinois nor-real university in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1880-'3, on garrison and frontier duty at Forts Apache and Lowell, Arizona, and San Diego, California, in 1883-'4. In 1881 he was appointed inspector-general on the staff of Governor Albert G. Porter, of Indiana. Since 1884 he has been on leave of absence, owing to impaired health from exposure on the plains. Lieutenant Reed has invented a metallic shelving, using cast-iron shelves and gas-pipe supports, for which two patents have been issued, and has also invented a folding cash-box. He compiled " A Calendar of the Dakota Natron, which was printed in 1877, and included in the fourth annual report of the bureau of ethnology to the secretary of the Smithsonian institution (Washington, 1886), and is the author of "Signal Tactics" (Baltimore, 1880) ; "Cadet Regulations "(Richmond, Indiana, 1881) ; Upton's" Infantry Tactics," abridged and revised (Baltimore. 1882) ; "Artillery Tactics," abridged and revised (1882); "Military Science and Tactics" (1882); " Standard Infantry Tactics" (1883) ; and "Broom Tactics, or Calisthenics in a New Form" (1883).
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