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2LT Robert Buffum
Birth: Jul. 7, 1828
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1871
Cayuga County
New York, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company H, 21st Ohio Infantry, Union Army. In April 1862, he was one of the 22 men which included 2 civilians who penetrated nearly 200 miles south into Confederate enemy territory. There they captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on March 25, 1863. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Suicide in an institution for the criminally insane
Soule Cemetery
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Plot: Buried in the prison section.
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Record added: Jan 21, 2001
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2LT Robert Buffum
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
2LT Robert Buffum
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2LT Robert Buffum
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So you were one who was not hanged with the other Andrews Raiders. I have visited the Big Shanty and have seen "The General." In fact have also visited and seen "The Texas" which had chased and eventually caught up to you. Thank you for your service to...(Read more)
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 7, 2016
Exchanged; later promoted to 2nd lieutenant
- Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
 Added: Jun. 11, 2016

- David Green
 Added: Jul. 18, 2015
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