Augustus Caesar Buell

Augustus Caesar Buell

Birth
Norwich, Chenango County, New York, USA
Death 23 May 1904 (aged 56)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 60, Lot 17
Memorial ID 50226945 · View Source
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Fraudulent historian, author of largely fabricated "biographies" of John Paul Jones (1900), Sir William Johnson (1903), William Penn (1904), and President Andrew Jackson (1904), as well as "The Cannoneer" (1890), a "memoir" of his "experiences" at the Battle of Gettysburg--which was fought seven weeks before he enlisted--some of which were not debunked until years after his death, after having been innocently accepted and quoted as factual by many scholars. A Civil War Union Army soldier, he served in the 20th Regiment New York Cavalry, Company L, enlisting as a private on August 21, 1863; he was promoted to corporal three months later, but demoted the following April; he left the service in July 1865. He later claimed to have risen to the rank of colonel. Member of Philadelphia's Pen & Pencil Club, a social association for journalists.

Obituary, New York Times, May 24, 1904:
Col. Augustus C. Buell
PHILADELPHIA, May 23 - Col. Augustus C. Buell, a veteran of the civil war and later widely known as a war correspondent and author of a standard "Life of John Paul Jones", died to-day.
Col. Buell won his military title before he was twenty years old. He was born in Norwich, N.Y., in 1847, and served in the Army of the Potomac from 1863 to 1865. At the close of the war he entered the Cazenov[i]a Seminary, from which he was graduated in 1867. In 1873 he entered the field of journalism, in which he remained for ten years. He then became secretary to Charles H. Cramp, which position he held until about a year ago.
Col. Buell was connected with the survey operations for the Port Arthur defenses.


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  • Created by: Margaret Orthodox
  • Added: 26 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50226945
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Augustus Caesar Buell (4 Sep 1847–23 May 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50226945, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Margaret Orthodox (contributor 47080490) .