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Object Name Report
Catalog Number 1917.001.00009
Date May 30, 1864
Scope & Content Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of Battle of Pickett Settlement, May 30, 1864

Physical Appearance: May 30, 1864 - P[atrick] R[onayne] Cleburne at Head Q[uarte]rs Cleburne's Division, Paulding Co[unty], G[eorgi]a, to L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] Sellen, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Hood's Corps - Submits report on his division's operations during battle "fought at a place known as the 'Pickett Settlement,' and about two miles north east of New Hope Church." Signed, "P. R. Cleburne" Maj[or] Gen[era]l. 8 pp. + cover. A blue stamp reading, "War Records / Copied / 1861-1865" appears at the top of page [1] and on the cover.
Creator Cleburne, Patrick R., Maj. 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.