b. 1808 Baltimore, Maryland. d. 01/11/1865 Baltimore, Maryland.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24-25/04/1862 Fort Jackson, Louisiana.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Buck joined the Navy in 1852 as an Acting Master's Mate and he was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Quartermaster under General Order 11, dated April 3, 1863.
Served on board the U.S.S. 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 8 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.
BURIAL LOCATION: GREENMOUNT CEMETERY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
Section Q, Lot 24
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