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Object Name REPORT
Catalog Number 1917.001.00036
Date January 20, 1865
Scope & Content Irving A. Buck Papers: Report on Operations of Smith's Brigade from December 6, 1864 to Present

Physical Appearance: January 20, 1865 - Cha[rle]s H. Olmstead at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Smith's Brigade, near Tupelo, Miss[issippi], to Capt[ain] W[illiam] H[arris] Hardy, A[cting] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] - Submits report of the operations of [J. A.] Smith's Brigade from December 6, 1864 to "present date." Includes movements near Nashville, retreat across the Duck River toward Pulaski [Tennessee], fighting near Pulaski on Christmas Day, and casualties. Notes two privates, P. Murner of the 1st G[eorgi]a and A. Vicary of the 54th G[eorgi]a for their "conspicuous bravery" carrying regimental colors during the fighting at Pulaski. Signed, "Chas. H. Olmstead" Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g Brigade. 2 pp.
Creator Olmstead, Charles H., Col.
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.