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Federal (USV)


Chauncey Almeron Lyman

(1820 - 1872)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Pennsylvania Reserves


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

In 1850 he was living in Smithfield, Bradford County, PA with wife and 3 children, occupied as a harnessmaker.1 By the start of the War he was a lawyer at Lock Haven, and he enrolled as Captain, Company D, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves in April 1861. In June he was promoted to Major of the Regiment.2

On the Campaign

Major Lyman relieved Colonel Bolinger in command of the Regiment when the Colonel was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on September 14th.

The rest of the War

He was promoted again, to Lieutenant Colonel in July 1863, and resigned 21 February 1864.2

After the War

By 1870 he was again an attorney back in Lock Haven, PA.

References & notes

Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Celinda Margaret Ingraham (1825-1887) and they had 6 children between 1842 and 1861.


07/19/1820; Berkshire, NY


05/03/1872; Lycoming County, PA; burial in Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore, PA


1   1850 Census data transcribed by Neil Teague in 2000.
US Census Bureau, and USGenWeb volunteers, transcribers, USGenWeb Census Project, Published 1998-, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>, Source page: Bradford County, PA 1850 Federal Census (File 23 of 59)  [AotW citation 127]

2   Image of card for Lyman, C. A.:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 128]