|Birth||Dec. 31, 1846|
|Death||Sept. 17, 1933|
|Cemetery||Forest Lawn (Omaha)|
|Unit||2nd Iowa Infantry, Company C/K|
Private Chauncey F Reams
Company C/K, 2nd Iowa Infantry
Reams was born in Somerset (Somerset County), Pennsylvania on December 31, 1846. He was residing in Batavia (Jefferson County), Iowa when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on December 14, 1863. Reams served about 18 months. He was discharged on June 23, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Reams joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 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).
He died on September 17, 1933 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.