Chauncey Wiltse


BirthApril 28, 1834
DeathDec. 11, 1894
CemeteryProspect Hill (Omaha)
PostNorton (Western)
Unit44th Iowa Infantry, Company A

Corporal Chauncey Wiltse

Company A, 44th Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)

Wiltse was born in New York State on April 28, 1834. He was residing in Dubuque (Dubuque County), Iowa when he enlisted as a corporal on May 11, 1864. He served 4 months and was mustered out on September 15, 1864 at Davenport, Iowa.

The 44th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Davenport on June 1, 1864. The unit was enlisted for 100 days of service and assigned to the Memphis area.

Wiltse died on December 11, 1894 at the age of 60 years. He is buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Norton Post (#78) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Western, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Custer Post (#7) in Omaha and the Live Eagle Post (#147) in Fullerton, Nebraska.

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


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