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 Robert Christie Buchanan

Robert Christie Buchanan

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 29 Nov 1878 (aged 67)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Section A, Lot 31
Memorial ID 5886957 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated from West Point in 1830 and was a veteran officer of the Black Hawk Seminole wars and Mexican War. When the Civil War erupted he was made Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th US Infantry which was stationed in the defenses of Washington D.C. Promoted Colonel in June 1862, he commanded a brigade at the Second Bull Run, Antietam and Fredericksburg. Brevetted Brigadier General US Army, he commanded Fort Delaware in 1863 and the 1st US Infantry at New Orleans from December 1864 until August 1865. For meritorious service he was brevetted Major General and commanded the Department of Louisiana until January 1869. He retired from active service at Fort Porter, New York on December 31, 1870.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 24 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5886957
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Christie Buchanan (13 Mar 1811–29 Nov 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5886957, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .