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Confederate (CSV)


John M. Buckley

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 23 year old farmer, he mustered as a Private in Company B, 16th Mississippi Infantry, on 20 July 1861 in Corinth, MS. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal on 26 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 21 (or 23) November 1862 and was originally buried "in Rev. J. J. Adams town lot, back of the M. E. Graveyard" in the town of Sharpsburg. His father C.A. Buckley was sent his final pay of $73.33 in September 1863.

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as Capt. J.E. Buckley - possibly confused with Corporal James E. Buckley, also of Company B. His service from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records,2 online from fold3. He's on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862 as having been killed outright at Sharpsburg, as Pvt. Batley.


c. 1838; Lawrence County, MS


11/21/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4592]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29595]