OBITUARY. Major Chauncey B. Reese, United States Army. A private telegram received here yesterday re- ports the death of this officer at his station at Mo- bile, on the 22d inst. Major Reese was a native of this State. He entered the Military Academy at West Point in July, 1854, and graduated in 1859. Imme- diately after he was commissioned brevet second lieutenant in the corps of engineers and ordered to Alabama, where he served until the outbreak of the rebellion. Promoted to the rank of first lieutenant he aided in placing Washington in a state of defence, and participated in the Virginia peninsular cam- paign. He constructed numerous bridges, roads and field works. Among the first named was the famous bridge, 2,000 feet in length, across the Chickahominy. Until August, 1863, he remained in Virginia, having, by this time, won the rank of cap- tain. He was next sent to the Department of the South, where he engaged in the siege of Fort Wag- ner and in constructing defences, until February, 1864, when he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Army of the Tennessee. He participated in the entire campaign under General Sherman, from Dalton to Atlanta, and thence to Savannah. At the close he was made brevet major, brevet liuetenant colonel and brevet colonel, December 21, 1864, for gallant and distinguished services during the campaign through Georgia and ending in the capture of Savannah. Still serving under Sherman he made another campaign through South and North Carolina, which resulted in the surrender of Johnston's army. For the part he took in the operations he was made a brevet brigadier general. After the close of the war he was placed on duty as captain of engineers, that being his rank in the regular army. In 1867 he was promoted to major, which commission he held at the time of his death. For some time past he had been on duty at Mobile. It is supposed that the dis- ease which carried him off was yellow fever, a ser- vant in his family having died of it some ten days previous. Major Reese was widely esteemed by all who knew him. He was married a couple of years ago at Fortress Monroe, and, besides his widow, leaves a child which was born some months ago.
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