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David Eastburn Buckingham, Sr
Birth: Feb. 3, 1840
Pleasant Hill
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1915
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as First Lieutenant and commander of Company E, 4th Delaware Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Rowanty Creek, Virginia on February 5, 1865. His citation reads “Swam the partly frozen creek, under fire, in the attempt to capture a crossing”. His Medal was issued on February 13, 1865. Captain S. Rodmond Smith of Company C also swam the creek under heavy Rebel fire and was awarded the Medal of Honor as well. Lt. Buckingham would eventually be promoted to Captain. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Alban Buckingham (1811 - 1893)
  Mary Jeanes Eastburn Buckingham (1804 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah L Van Trump Buckingham (1845 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Mignonette O Buckingham (1867 - 1962)*
  David Eastburn Buckingham (1870 - 1963)*
  Sara VanTrump Buckingham Everett (1873 - 1957)*
  Florence P Buckingham (1887 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  David Eastburn Buckingham (1840 - 1915)
  Richard Gilpin Buckingham (1841 - 1939)*
  Alban Buckingham (1843 - 1926)*
  Elizabeth Buckingham (1845 - 1857)*
  John C. Buckingham (1848 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 3677
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6129927
David Eastburn Buckingham, Sr
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David Eastburn Buckingham, Sr
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David Eastburn Buckingham, Sr
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Honoring your heroism and service for the preservation of the Union
- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 28, 2017
Captain, thank you for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Nov. 23, 2016

- Bunny
 Added: Feb. 3, 2016
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