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Object Name LETTER, FORM
Catalog Number 1917.001.00040
Date April 3, 1876
Scope & Content Irving A. Buck Papers: Secretary of War Alphonso Taft to Irving A. Buck, April 3, 1876

Physical Appearance: April 3, 1876 - [Header] United States of America, War Department, Washington City - Alphonso Taft, Secretary of War, to [Irving Ashby Buck] - Sends "true extract from an official register of Applications for appointment belonging to the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, of the late so-called Confederate States of America, and now on file with this department. Signed, "Alphonso Taft" (Secretary of War). A blue U. S. War Dept. Seal is embossed over red ribbons to the left of Taft's signature. 2 pp. The second page is the extract, "No. of Letter" - 303 / "When Received" - July 25, 1864 / "Name of Appointee" - Buck, Irving A. / "For What Position Recommended" - L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] and Assistant Adjutant General / "By Whom Recommended" - Maj[or] Gen[era]l P[atrick] R[onayne] Cleberne [sic, Cleburne] / "How Disposed Of" - Gen[era]l Hood, August 10, 1864, (E. B. 376)."
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.