Chauncey A. Lyman, Co. D, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

Martial Deeds of Pennsylvania by Samuel P. Bates. Philadelphia: T. H. Davis & Co., 1876. Part II, Biography, Chapter XIII. Page 874.

CHAUNCEY ALMERON LYMAN, son of Eleazer and Sally (Payne) Lyman, was born in Tioga county, on the 19th of July, 1820. He entered the service in April, 1861, as Captain in the Seventh Reserve regiment, and was promoted in succession to Major and Lieutenant-Colonel. He was engaged in the battles of Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines’ Mill, Charles City Cross Roads, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. He commanded his regiment at Antietam and held his men in good order until one-third were killed or wounded, and though the brigade was broken, still kept them in hand and retired leisurely, receiving the plaudits of General Meade. By the wounds of his superiors the command also devolved on him on the field at South Mountain and Fredericksburg. In February, 1864, he resigned. He was married in 1841 to Miss Celinda M. Ingraham.

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