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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Mich.)

David H. Buel

(Ap'd N. Y.)


David Hillhouse Buel: Born Sept. 19, 1839, at Marshall, MI.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 24, 1861.

Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 24, 1861:
1st Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., June‑July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Howard, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses  p819 of Washington, D. C., attached to 2d Dragoons, July to Oct.,

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Oct. 23,
and to Ordnance Corps, Oct. 24, 1861)

1861; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1861, to Sep. 10, 1863, — in the Department of the South, Sep. 22 to

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

(Captain, Ordnance, July 30, 1863)

Dec. 3, 1863 — and at Washington Arsenal, D. C., Dec. 6, 1863, to Jan., 1864; as Chief of Ordnance, Department and Army of Tennessee, Jan. 30, 1864, to June, 1865; in the Invasion of Georgia, May 2 to Dec. 21,

(Bvt. Major, July 22, 1864,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services in Action in front of Atlanta, Ga.)

1864, being engaged in the Battle of Resaca, May 15, 1864, — Battle of Dallas, May 25‑28, 1864, — Battles of Kenesaw Mountain, June 20 to July 2, 1864, — Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, — Siege of Atlanta, July 22 to Sep. 2, 1864, — Combat of Ezra Church, July 28, 1864, — Battle of Jonesborough, Aug. 31 to Sep. 1, 1864, — Surrender of Atlanta, Sep. 2, and Occupation of the place, Sep. 2 to Oct. 4, 1864 (except while a Prisoner of War, Sep. 7‑28), — Pursuit of Rebels under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood into Alabama, Oct. 4 to Nov. 1, 1864, — March to the Sea from Atlanta to Savannah, Nov. 16 to Dec. 13, 1864, — Surrender of Savannah, Dec. 21, 1864, — and numerous Actions and Skirmishes during the Campaign; in the Invasion of the Carolinas, Jan. 4 to Apr. 26,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Meritorious and Distinguished Services in the Campaign
from Atlanta, Ga., to Goldsborough, N. C.)

1865, being engaged in the Battle of Bentonville, Mar. 20‑21, 1865, — and Occupation of Goldsborough, Mar. 24, 1865; at Newberne, N. C., superintending the procuring and forwarding of stores to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman's Army, Mar.‑Apr., 1865; in the reception of Arms from disbanded regiments in Northern New York, June‑July, 1865; and as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., July 17, 1865, to Sep. 10, 1866.

Served: in command of Kennebec Arsenal, Me., Sep. 10, 1866, to Oct. 1, 1869, — and of Leavenworth Arsenal, Kan., to July 22, 1870.

Assassinated by a Deserter, July 22, 1870,
at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.: Aged 30.

Buried, Fort Leavenworth Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

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