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Catalog Number 1917.001.00034
Date October 19, 1864
Scope & Content Irving A. Buck Papers: Request for Leave of Absence, accompanied by Surgeon's Certificate, October 19, 1864

Physical Appearance: October 19, 1864 - Irving A[shby] Buck at Bragg Hospital, Americus, G[eorgi]a, to Major Kinloch Falconer, A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l, A[rmy of] T[ennessee] - Requests 60 days leave of absence to go home to Front Royal, V[irgini]a. Bases his application on accompanying statement from the Medical Examining Board. Signed, "Irving A. Buck" Capt[ain] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l, Cleburne's Division. 1 page. >>>Below request: October 19, 1864 - Office, Med[ical] Exam[inin]g Board, Americus, G[eorgi]a - States that Capt[ain] I[rving] A[shby] Buck has applied for 60 days leave of absence. Certifies that he still suffers from a gunshot wound to the upper left leg (fibular), "followed by gangrene with extensive sloughing," making him unfit for duty. He should be fit for duty within 60 days. No signatures for Board of Examiners.
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.