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 Ralph Pomeroy Buckland

Ralph Pomeroy Buckland

Birth
Leyden, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 May 1892 (aged 80)
Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Burial Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 5893531 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1837, was a delegate to the Whig National Convention of 1848 and served as a State Senator from 1855 to 1859. When the Civil War began in 1861, he was appointed Colonel in command of the 72nd Ohio Infantry. He led his regiment at the Battle of Shiloh and was the only unit in General Sherman's Division which survived the battle intact. For his actions, he was promoted Brigadier General in November, 1862. He went on to command a brigade of the 15th Army Corps at Vicksburg and at the district of Memphis in 1864. For his military service he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. In 1865, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses, serving until 1869. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law and was Government director of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1877 to 1880.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5893531
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Pomeroy Buckland (20 Jan 1812–27 May 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5893531, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .