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BUCKLYN, JOHN

bucklyn john

Though himself wounded, Bucklyn 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 gun, when, disabling one piece, he brought off the other in safety.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brevet Captain) Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Foster Creek, Providence County, Rhode Island

Citation

Though himself wounded, Bucklyn 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 gun, when, disabling one piece, he brought off the other in safety.