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S.L. Buck
S.L. Buck

Federal (USA)

Colonel

Samuel L. Buck

(1820 - 1892)
Home State: New Jersey
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd New Jersey Infantry

see his Battle Report

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had pre-War service in the NJ Militia. He was appointed Major, 2nd New Jersey Infantry on 22 May 1861, was promoted Lieutenant Colonel on 20 January, 1862; and Colonel when Colonel Isaac Tucker was killed, on 1 July 62.

The remainder of the War:
He mustered out of the Regiment 21 July 1864.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the NJ State Library, civil war records database. His gravesite is on Findagrave, also source of the photo here, from one of unknown provenance posted by Gregory Speciale.

Birth Date: 06/08/1820    Place of Birth: Bethel, VT    
Death Date: 02/05/1892    Death Place: Newark, NJ    Burial Place: Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ

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