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Object Name REPORT
Catalog Number 1917.001.00023
Date September 5, 1864
Scope & Content Irving A. Buck Papers: Report on Mercer's Brigade's Participation in the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, August 31-September 1, 1864, including List of Casualties in Mercer's Brigade from July 20 - September 1, 1864.

Physical Appearance: September 5, 1864 - Cha[rle]s H. Olmstead, at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs, Mercer's Brigade, "In the Field," to Capt[ain] Palmer, Ass[istan]t Adj[utant] General - Submits two reports: a) Report of Mercer's Brigade's participation in the engagement fought at Jonesboro, Georgia, on August 31 and September 1, 1864. Signed, "Chas. H. Olmstead" Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g Mercer's Brig[ade]. 2 pp. + cover. "Copy" written in top margin of page [1]. "A" noted near upper left corner of cover sheet. b) List of Casualties in Mercer's Brigade from 20th July to 1st September 1864, inclusive. Statistical day-to-day losses by regiment. Signed, "Chas. H. Olmstead" Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g. 3 pp. "B" written near upper left corner of reverse of page [3].
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.
Search Terms Atlanta Campaign