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Sgt John A. Buck
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Birth: 1842
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1864
Georgia, USA

1st Sergt. Co K 11th Iowa Infantry.
Buck, John A. (Veteran.) Age 19. Residence Lisbon, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted Sept. 10, 1861. Mustered Oct. 18, 1861. Promoted Second Corporal. Re-enlisted and re-mustered Jan. 1, 1864 [Veteran]. Promoted First Sergeant March 8, 1864. Killed in action July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga. Buried in National Cemetery, Marietta, Ga. Section E, grave 244. -Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers...

Killed in battle of Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864.

"...the gallant conduct of Sergeant Major John G. Safley, who was wounded, and First Sergeant John A. Buck, who was killed. These men led a party of volunteers who made a dash over the works held by the rebels, bringing back more than their own number as prisoners among them a colonel and a captain." -Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War the Rebellion

...The holding of the small fort on the hill and the immediate line of works connected with it, was the duty assigned to me in connection with another regiment (Fourteenth Wisconsin).

...Many acts of bravery were performed by officers and men of the regiment which might be mentioned did time and opportunity permit.

Maj. Charles Foster was wounded early in the action, faithfully in discharge of his duties. Captain Neal was killed instantly by grape-shot late in the afternoon at the fort. Captain Barr is missing. Captain Rose, missing; supposed to have been wounded and captured. First Lieutenant Cassell missing. First Lieutenant Caldwell killed. First Lieutenant Pfoutz wounded. Second Lieutenant Wylie wounded while gallantly in discharge of his duty.

I would make honorable mention of Sergt. Maj. John G. Safley, who with First Sergt. John A. Buck, K Company (afterward killed, brave fellow), with a party of picked up men, numbering thirty or forty, made a dash over the works held by the rebels, bringing back more than their own number as prisoners, amongst whom were a colonel and a captain. In the sally Safley was wounded, but not believed to be serious.

-No. 590. Report of Lieut. Col. John C. Abercrombie, Eleventh Iowa Infantry, of operations July 22. Camp Eleventh Regt. Infantry Iowa Vet. Vols.

DATE OF DEATH: 07/22/1864
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Family links: 
  Daniel Buck (1820 - 1903)
  Christina Jane Runkle Buck (1816 - 1906)
  Louisa Ann Alberts Blattner (1840 - 1921)**
  John A. Buck (1842 - 1864)
  Richard R Buck (1844 - 1858)*
  Daniel E Buck (1845 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Marietta National Cemetery
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: E 5785
Created by: Janet
Record added: Jul 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28550367
Sgt John A. Buck
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Sgt John A. Buck
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- Janet
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