William R Chaney


BirthSept. 24, 1840
DeathJuly 16, 1934
CemeteryHighland (Adams)
PostCox (Adams)
Unit133rd Illinois Infantry, Company C

Corporal William R. Chaney

Company C, 133rd Illinois Infantry (100 days/1864)

Chaney was born in Green County, Illinois on September 24, 1840. He was living in Negro Lick (Green County), Illinois when he enlisted as a corporal on May 9, 1864. Chaney was mustered on May 31, 1864 and served about 4 months. He was mustered out on Springfield, Illinois on September 24, 1864.

The 133rd Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864) was organized for 100 days at Camp Butler, Illinois on May 31, 1864. The regiment was sent to the Rock Island Barracks and guarded prisoners of war.

Chaney died on on July 16, 1934 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Highland Cemetery in Adams (Gage County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Cox Post (#100) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Adams.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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