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b. 15/03/1834 Foster Creek, Rhode Island. d. 15/05/1906 Mystic, Connecticut.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/05/1863 Chancellorsville, Virginia.

 

Bucklyn was born in Foster Creek, Rhode Island on 15 March 1834 and enlisted into the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.

 

Two months after the events for which he earned the Medal of Honor, Bucklyn served as 1st Lieutenant and commander of his battery and was involved in the Battle of Gettysburg, where he suffered injuries on 2 July 1863. He returned to active service just two months later and was appointed Assistant Aide to the Adjutant-General under Colonel Thompkins'. He again displayed gallantry during a battle at Shenandoah and brevetted to captain on 19 October 1864.

 

He died on 15 May 1906 and his remains are interred at the Lower Mystic Cemetery in Connecticut.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Though himself wounded, gallantly fought his section of the battery under a fierce fire from the enemy until his ammunition was all expended, many of the cannoneers and most of the horses killed or wounded, and the enemy within 25 yards of the guns, when, disabling one piece, he brought off the other in safety.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LOWER MYSTIC CEMETERY, MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT.

Mausoleum, only one in cemetery.

John Knight Bucklyn

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