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Object Name Report
Catalog Number 1917.001.00002
Date August 26, 1861
Scope & Content Irving A. Buck Papers: Original Draft Report on the First Battle at Manassas, August 26, 1861

Physical Appearance: August 26, 1861 - [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard at Head Quarters, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, Manassas, [Virginia], to General [Samuel Cooper, Adjutant-General's Office, Richmond, Virginia] - 'Original draft' of his "narration of the general military operations in the presence of the enemy, on the 21s July. . . " Signed, "G. T. Beauregard" Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g. 43 legal-size pp, plus cover. A short, three-paragraph newsclipping is attached to the front cover. The newsclipping, "Capt. Buck's War Treasure. Has the Original of Gen. Beauregard's Battle of Manassas Report," concerns the possession of the document.
Creator Beauregard, P. G. T., Gen.
Archival History According to donor history, Gen. Beauregard gave Private Irving A. Buck the report, as he was the clerk, to do the writing. Buck held on to the report. 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.
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (P. G. T.)
Search Terms Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run