b. 03/02/1840 Stanton, Delaware. d. 23/11/1915 ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/02/1865 Rowanty Creek, Virginia.
Buckingham was born on 3 February 1840 and enlisted in the 4th Delaware Volunteer Infantry. On 5 February 1865 he, along with Captain S. Rodmond Smith, swam across the Rowanty Creek, which was partially frozen, in order to capture a crossing. He was awarded with the Medal of Honor on 13 February 1895 for this feat.
Swam the partly frozen creek, under fire, in the attempt to capture a crossing.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
Section 2, Lot 3677