Gordon, or Gurden Reed was born in 1846.
Gordon stood 5’5” with hazel eyes, brown hair and a light complexion and was an 18-year-old blacksmith probably living in Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company I on February 6, 1864, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Manistee, and was mustered the same day. He joined the Regiment on February 17 at Camp Bullock, Virginia. He was severely wounded in the thigh in early May, subsequently hospitalized and probably still absent sick when he was transferred to Company I, Fifth Michigan infantry upon consolidation of the Third and Fifth Michigan Regiments on June 10, 1864. Gordon remained absent sick through August, was promoted to Corporal on January 1, 1865, and mustered out on July 5, 1865, at Jeffersonville, Indiana.
It is not known if Gordon ever returned to Michigan.
He was married to Ann E (1844-1931).
In 1879 he applied for and received a pension (no. 187990)
Gordon was probably living in Endicott, Broome County, New York when he died on June 1, 1916 and was buried in Riverside Union cemetery in Endicott: section L-3, grave no. 1.
In 1916 his widow applied for and received a pension (no. 834832).