Bucklin, George A.
Age: 22, credited to Danby, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 10th VT INF, pr CPL 9/19/64, mwia, Petersburg, 4/2/65, d/wds 4/14/65
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Birth: 1841, Danby, VT
Burial: Read Cemetery, Danby, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: 10th Vt. History off-site
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George A. Bucklin
GEORGE A. BUCKLIN, son of Albert Bucklin, enlisted for three years in Co. H, 10th Reg't, Aug. 6, '62. He died April 14, 65, of the wound received at Petersburg, April 8, 1865, aged 24. After receiving the wound he was taken to the hospital near Washington, where he died and was buried in the cemetery at Arlington. His father, upon receiving intelligence that his son was wounded, started for Washington to see him, but arrived there only to hear the sad news that he was dead and buried. His remains were exhumed Oct. 10, '65, and brought home for interment. It is due to his memory to say that he was a good soldier. His letters to the dear ones at home were always couched in the most patriotic terms. He felt it his duty to serve his country, and wherever the old Flag of the 10th Vt went, and in every battle, there George was found. He was promoted Corporal Sept. 19, '64. In all the battles of the 10th, commencing with Orange Grove in November, '63, up to his being wounded at Petersburg, being some ten or twelve in number besides numerous skirmishes, he bore his part honorably. S.E. Perham, late Captain of Co. H., 10th Reg't Vt. Vols., says:
"I had other men in my company from Danby, one only of whom I will mention --- George A. Bucklin. He received a wound in the morning of the 2d of April, 1865, in the last good charge on Petersburg, Va., which caused his death. It is no more than justice for me to say in behalf of him who cannot speak for himself, that he was one of the best men in my company --- ever faithful, patriotic, and brave. He stood high in the estimation of his comrades, who deeply mourned their loss at his death. --- He was a man of few words, therefore I never learned what friends he left at home; but they too had the hearty sympathy of both officers and men of the company."
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:661
Submitted by: Deanna French.