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 David Eastburn Buckingham Sr.

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David Eastburn Buckingham Sr. Famous memorial

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, Grave 3677
Memorial ID
6129927 View Source

Civil War 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.

Civil War 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: 27 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6129927
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6129927/david-eastburn-buckingham: accessed ), memorial page for David Eastburn Buckingham Sr. (3 Feb 1840–23 Nov 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6129927, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .