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 David Eastburn Buckingham, Sr

David Eastburn Buckingham, Sr

Birth
Pleasant Hill, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 23 Nov 1915 (aged 75)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Site 3677
Memorial ID 6129927 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Eastburn Buckingham, Sr (3 Feb 1840–23 Nov 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6129927, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .