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Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of the 17th and 18th Texas Cavalry in the Engagements of the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of July before Atlanta
Physical Appearance: August 2, 1864 - "Report of the 17th and 18th Texas Cavalry in the Engagements of the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of July before Atlanta" - Gives an account of the two regiments' participation in the fighting around Atlanta on those three days. Signed, "W. H. Perry" Capt[ain] Com[man]d[in]g Reg[imen]t. 2 pp. + cover.
|Creator||Perry, W. H., Capt.|
|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.|
Buck, Irving A.
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Battle of Atlanta
|Subjects||CML PATRICK R. CLEBURNE|