|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1839|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1870|
Col David H Buel
In a dispatch from St Louis, dated last evening, it is stated that Col D H Buel, Commandant of the Arsenal at Fort Leavenworth, had been assassinated, on Friday night, while returning from a party at the house of Gen Sturgis.
him. As an officer, Col Buel was distinguished for his bravery, ranking high in his class. During the war he sustained himself with great credit, and filled the highest positions with ability. As a man he was marked for his upright, dignified bearing, and was deservedly popular with his fellow-officers. His rank was a full Major in the Ordnance Corps, and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel.
1860> New York> Orange> West Point Academy
David H Buel, 20y b.NY, Student
residence: Cadet Barracks
Colonel David Buel, prominent in the development of mines at Austin and Eureka, was the head of the Belmont Mining Company, which owned the Buel, Gilleland, Transylvania, and El Dorado mines. He had sold the properties in April 1867, to J W Gashwiler, M J McDonald, and S M Buck, who formed the company and retained Buel as superintendent and president.
[excerpt from an article found at:]
Amories and Arsenal: Kennebec Arsenal
Post Office: Augusta
Commanding officers: Capt and Bvt Lieut Colonel David H Buel
Headquarters Fort Leavenworth, Kan, February 23, 1870.
Transcript of a trial in which Bvt Lieut-Col David H Buel, Capt Ordnance Department was on the panel to hear a Court Martial for George A Armes, Capt Tenth Cav, Bvt Maj.
excerpt: "As soon as it became known that General Schofield had ordered a court for my trial my friends began calling to inform me of it, among them Gen George A Custer, with whom I had served a portion of the time during the war of the rebellion, who looked upon such trumped-up charges as an outrage, and immediately took my part."
page 27 of 62
Civil War Era Collection
Notes [on the picture] in ink and pencil:
"David H Buel, NY, 1st Cavalry
Transferred to Ordnance Nov'r 1861
Watervlier Arsenal Nov'r 1861
Promoted 1st Lieut Apr 1863
Promoted Captain 1864
Chf Ord Dept Tennessee 1864
Capt and Bvt Lt Col Comdg
Note in pencil [bottom right]:
"Asasinated [assasinated] at Leavenworth Arsl 1871"
Date of death from: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/
1870> Kansas> Leavenworth> Ft Leavenworth
D H BUELL, 30y b.?MI, occ: Brevet Col USA
Josephine W, 26y b.IN
David H, 8y b.NY
Josephine E, 4y b.?
plus two domestic servants
Samuel Buel (1815 - 1892)
David Hillhouse Buel (1862 - 1923)*
Note: Marker is broken, lower portion buried.
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Plot: Section A, site 258
Created by: SMG
Record added: Sep 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76165726