David E. Buckingham
First Lieutenant, United States Army
on February 3, 1840, he earned the in the
Civil War while serving in Company E, 4th Delaware Volunteer Infantry at
Rowanty Creek, Virginia, on February 5, 1865. The Medal was actually not
issued until Februry 13, 1895.
He died on November 23, 1915 and was buried
in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company E, 4th Delaware Infantry. Place and date: At Rowanty Creek, Virginia., 5 February 1865. Entered service at: ------. Born: 3 February 1840, Pleasant Hill, Delaware. Date of issue: 13 February 1895.
Citation: Swam the partly frozen creek, under fire, in the attempt to capture a crossing.
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, 1999
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