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 James Buck

James Buck

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 1 Nov 1865 (aged 56–57)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Section Q-24
Memorial ID 9610315 · View Source
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Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy as a Acting Master's Mate and he was awarded the CMOH as a Quartermaster under General Order 11, dated April 3, 1863. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Brooklyn in the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip and at the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862. Although severely wounded by a heavy splinter, Buck continued to perform his duty until positively ordered below. Later stealing back to his post, he steered the ship for eight hours despite his critical condition. His bravery was typical of the type which resulted in the taking of the Forts Jackson and St. Philip and in the capture of New Orleans. A Naval Ship was named after James Buck. It was Buck DD-420 and it was launched on May 22, 1939. Buck supported the invasion and occupation of Italy. On October 9, 1943 while on patrol off Salerno, Italy, Buck was hit by torpedoes. The ship had to be abandoned within three minutes after she was hit and she sank a minute later. The loss of life was very heavy. Only 97 of her personnel survived.

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 16 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9610315
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Buck (1808–1 Nov 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9610315, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .