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Irving A. Buck Papers: Correspondence with James D. Porter, 1909
Physical Appearance: One of Three postwar letters concerning Captain Irving A. Buck's recommendation for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in 1864:
July 14, 1909 - Letterhead stationery, "University of Nashville. Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee" - James D. Porter, to Capt[ain] Irving A[shby] Buck, Lenoir City, Tenn[essee] - Response to letter (1917.001.00042) where Porter discusses Major General Patrick R. Cleburne's recommendation for promotion of Buck to Lieutenant Colonel. Provides account of the letter's destruction, just after the close of the war. Signed, "Jas. D. Porter / Former Col[onel] & Chief of Staff, Cheatham's Corps / Ex: Gov[ernor] of Tennessee / Ex: Ass[istan]t Secretary of State (U. S.), Now President, University of Nashville." 2 pp., typescript. A photocopy of the letter is also available in the folder.
|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.
|Subjects||CML PATRICK R. CLEBURNE|