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Pvt Henry H Buck
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1835
Death: Jun. 27, 1864

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten

Pages 375-392

SERGEANT HENRY H. BUCK was the son of Captain Frederick Buck, a native of Denmark, and Esther Lawson, a native of Massachusetts, and was born in Havana, Mason county, Illinois, August 21, 1835. He attended the Illinois college at Jacksonville from 1854 to 1858, when failing health compelled him to quit his studies. He taught school at Bath and Mason City and enlisted from the latter place. He was promoted sergeant and participated in all the campaigns and battles in which the regiment had a part until instantly killed by a shell that shattered his skull at the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. He was buried with so many others where he fell, but in 1866 his remains were brought to his former home, and interred in the cemetery at Havana, Ill.

Company C was enrolled by Samuel Black, a farmer residing near Mason City, between July 23 and August 15, 1862, the entire company, except two one from Logan and one from Peoria enlisting from Mason county. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Samuel Black, captain; George A. Blanchard, first lieutenant, and Dr. William W. Walker, second lieutenant.

Of the 102 officers and men originally mustered in 8 were killed in action, 7 died of wounds, and 14 were hit whose wounds did not prove fatal while in the service, 22 died of disease, 24 were discharged for disability, 7 were transferred, 2 officers resigned and 31 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.

The company bore well its part, and did its full share in making history of the regiment one of which its members may be justly proud.
Family links: 
  Frederick Buck (1800 - 1874)
  Esther Lawson Fisk Buck (1814 - 1871)
  George Frederick Buck (1834 - 1838)*
  Henry H Buck (1835 - 1864)
  Eli Thomas Buck (1845 - 1847)*
  Esther Elizabeth Buck Ross (1849 - 1930)*
  Esoley Channey Buck (1851 - 1852)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Mason County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 5
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Record added: Nov 10, 2010
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Pvt Henry H Buck
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