Cornelius Reaser

BirthOct. 9, 1845
DeathJan. 6, 1931
CemeteryWalnut Grove (Cozad)
PostMartin (Gothenburg)
Unit75th Indiana Infantry, Company K

Private Cornelius Reaser

Company K, 75th Indiana Infantry

Reaser was born in Ohio on October 9, 1845. He was living in Bluffton (Wells County), Indiana when he enlisted on March 7, 1864. He was mustered on March 5 and served an undetermined period of time. Indiana records indicate he transferred to the 75th Indiana Infantry on March 7, 1864. Reaser served 15 months with that unit before being mustered out on June 5, 1865 in Washington DC.

Reaser joined the regiment in time to participate in the Atlanta Campaign from May 1 to September 8, 1864. Several major battles and campaign were included in and after the Campaign. Some of them include:

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault at Kenesaw (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations against General Hood in Georgia and Alabama (September 29-November 3, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Reaser died on January 6, 1931 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Cozad (Dawson County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Martin Post (#206) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Gothenberg, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Lindsay Post (#205) of the GAR in Cozad.

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