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Object Name REPORT
Catalog Number 1917.001.00031
Date September 22, 1864
Scope & Content Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of Mercer's Brigade for a Part of July 22nd 1864 and from the Morning of the 24th July to the 2nd of August 1864, enclosing Copy of Order Relieving Colonel William Barkuloo of Command of Mercer's Brigade

Physical Appearance: September 22, 1864 - W[illia]m Barkuloo, at H[ea]d Quarters, 57th G[eorgi]a [Infantry], to Capt[ain] [Irving Ashby] Buck, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] - Submits his report on his command of Mercer's Brigade and its operations for part of July 22 and from July 24 through August 2, 1864. Signed, "Wm. Barkuloo" Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g 57th G[eorgi]a [Infantry]. 5 pp., includes as appended: August 2, 1864 - (Copy) H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Army [of] Tenn[essee], Office, Chief of Staff - F[rancis] A[sbury] Shoup, to L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l [William J.] Hardee - States the "papers" of Colonels Charles H. Olmstead and William Barkuloo present a question of rank, that has sent to Richmond for an answer. In order to prevent confusion, for the time being, Colonel Olmstead is considered senior in rank. (Signed) F. A. Shoup, Ch[ie]f of Staff. "Official" Signed, "I. A. Buck" A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], for Col[onel] Barkuloo. <<>> Endorsement: September 23, 1864 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Mercer's Brigade - Forwarded. Signed, "Chas. H. Olmstead" Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g.
Creator Barkuloo, William, Col. --Shoup, Francis A., Brig. Gen.
Archival History Irving Ashby Buck was born in Warren County, Virginia on November 24, 1840, He enlisted as a Private in Co. B, 17th Virginia Infantry on July 25, 1861. Buck served as clerk to Lt. Col. Thomas Jordan, AAG, at General Beauregard's headquarters, during 1861 and 1862. He subsequently served as Capt. and AAG on Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne's staff during 1862, 1863, and 1864. Buck was severely wounded on September 2, 1864 at Jonesboro, Georgia. Postwar he came back to Front Royal, Virginia but moved to Baltimore, Maryland for business reasons. Late in life, he relocated back to Front Royal. He died on September 8, 1912 and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal. His brother Alvin Duval Buck was born on December 19, 1838 in Warren County, Virginia. He enlisted on June 19, 1861 as a Private in Co. B, 17th Virginia Infantry. The rolls show him as absent, serving as a clerk to AAG Thomas Jordan at Gen. Beauregard's headquarters, from 1861-1865. Alvin was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1,1865. He died on September 15, 1922 and was also buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal, Virginia.
People Buck, Irving A.
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