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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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

 

 

David Eastburn Buckingham

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