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Name Buck, Irving A.
Born 11/2/1840
Birthplace Warren County, VIrginia
Father William Mason Buck
Notes Irving Ashby Buck was born in Warren County, Virginia on November 2, 1840 and was the son of William Mason Buck. I. A. Buck enlisted on July 25, 1861 at Camp Pickens as a Pvt. in Co. B, 17th Virginia Infantry. He served as a Clerk to Lt. Col. Thomas B. Jordan, as Assistant Adjutant General at Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard's headquarter from 1861-1862, as headquarters messenger for Beauregard at First Manassas and Shiloh, and as a Capt., AAG on Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne's staff from 1862 - 1863. Buck was severely wounded near Jonesboro on September 2, 1864. After the war, he moved back to Front Royal, Virginia. Later, Buck went to Baltimore, Maryland and ran a business there until he returned to Front Royal in the early 1900s. He died on September 8, 1912 and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal. Buck wrote a book, "Cleburne and His Command," published by Neale Publishing Company in 1905.

Associated Records

Report - 1917.001.00002

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 Ma

Letter - 1917.001.00007

Irving A. Buck Papers: Irving Ashby Buck to Alvin Duval Buck, October 13, 1863 Physical Appearance: October 13, 1863 - "Pat" [Irving Ashby Buck] at Head Q[uarte]rs Cleburne's Division, Missionary Ridge, 3 Miles South [of] Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Alvin [Duval Buck] - Long, chatty letter in which Irving describes fighting at Missionary Ridge and Chattanooga - troop movements and casualties. "Gen[eral] [Patrick Ronayne] Cleburne says he never was in such a shower of canister before, in all his battles." Mentions he has an opportunity to go to Kentucky. Notes that he tried to get in the division as an "aid" but everything was taken --- adds, "I should have felt like I was signing your d

Envelope - 1917.001.00019b

Irving A. Buck Papers: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. Roy to William B. Buck, September 4, 1864 Physical Appearance: Envelope (not the original cover) containing the letter 1917.001.00019a, September 4, 1864 - T[homas] B[enton] Roy at Bivouac, near Lovejoy Station, [Georgia], to W[illiam] B. [sic, Mason] Buck, Esq. [Front Royal, Virginia]

Orders, Military - 1917.001.00004

Irving A. Buck Papers: Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina and Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, [Extract] Special Orders, No. 244, December 6, 1862 Physical Appearance: December 6, 1862 - [Header] Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina and Georgia, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina] - Extract - Special Orders, No. 244, [Paragraph] V} Temporarily transfers Clerk Irving A[shby] Buck from this department to Gen[era]l [Braxton] Bragg's H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs at Tullahoma, Tenn[essee] "or wherever he may be." Notes that the Quartermaster's Office will furnish transportation. By command of Gene[ra]l [Pierre Gustave Toutant] Beauregard. Signed, "Jno. M. Otey" A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gene

Commission - 1917.001.00005

Irving A. Buck Papers: Appointment as Captain, Adjutant General's Department, January 3, 1863 Physical Appearance: January 3, 1863 - [Header] Confederate States of America, War Department, Richmond, [Virginia] - Appointment of Irving A[shby] Buck as Captain, Adjutant General's Department, in the Provisional Army, Confederate States, to rank from December 20, 1862. Upon acceptance, report for duty to Maj[or] Gen[era]l [Patrick Ronayne] Cleburne. Signed, "James A. Seddon" Secretary of War. 1 page.

REPORT - 1917.001.00006

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report on Losses in Goldthwaite's Battery, July 23, 1863 Physical Appearance: July 23, 1863 - Tho[ma]s J. Key, at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs, Hotchkiss' Battalion, to Capt[ain Irving Ashby] Buck - Reports on casualties from Goldthwaite's Battery from action on July 22. Mentions losses in Capt[ain] Turner's Battery. Signed, "Thos. J. Key" Capt[ain] Com[manding] Battalion. 1 half-page.

Report - 1917.001.00009

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of Battle of Pickett Settlement, May 30, 1864 Physical Appearance: May 30, 1864 - P[atrick] R[onayne] Cleburne at Head Q[uarte]rs Cleburne's Division, Paulding Co[unty], G[eorgi]a, to L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] Sellen, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Hood's Corps - Submits report on his division's operations during battle "fought at a place known as the 'Pickett Settlement,' and about two miles north east of New Hope Church." Signed, "P. R. Cleburne" Maj[or] Gen[era]l. 8 pp. + cover. A blue stamp reading, "War Records / Copied / 1861-1865" appears at the top of page [1] and on the cover.

REPORT - 1917.001.00010

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of Part Taken by 7th Texas in Action near Atlanta, of 20, 21, & 22 of July 1864 Physical Appearance: July 28, 1864 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs 7th Texas Regiment Inf[an]t[r]y - Report of Part taken by 7th Texas in action near Atlanta of the 20, 21 & 22 of July 1[8]64 - Gives an account of the 7th Texas' operations for those three days, listing casualties. [Peachtree Creek; Atlanta]. Signed, "J. Wm. Brown" Capt[ain] Com[man]d[in]g Reg[imen]t. 2 pp.

REPORT - 1917.001.00011

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of 10th Texas Infantry, Smith's Brigade, in Action of 21 & 22 July Physical Appearance: July 29, 1864 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs 10th Texas Reg[imen]t Vol[unteer] Inf[an]t[r]y, Smith's Brigade, in front of Atlanta, [Georgia] - Report on 10th Texas Infantry's participation in operations during July 21-22. [Peachtree Creek; Atlanta] Signed, "J. A. Formwault(?)" Capt[ain Com[man]d[in]g Reg[imen]t. 2 legal-size pp. + cover. Very faint.

REPORT - 1917.001.00012

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of 6th and 15th Texas Regiments in Action of July 20, 21, and 22, 1864 Physical Appearance: July 29, 1864 - T. L. Flynt at Head Quarters 6th & 15th Texas Reg[imen]ts near Atlanta, [Georgia], to Lieut[enant] S. G. Snead, A[cting] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Smith's Brigade - Submits a report of his unit's participation in the engagments of July 20-21, 1864. [Peachtree Creek; Atlanta] Signed, "T. L. Flynt" 1st Lieut[enant] Com[man]d[in]g 6th & 15th Tex[as] Reg[imen]ts. 2 pp.

REPORT - 1917.001.00013

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of the Engagements of the 24th and 25th Regiments Texas Cavalry on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd July 1864 Physical Appearance: July 29, 1864 - W. A. Taylor at Head Q[uarte]rs 24th & 25th Reg[imen]ts Tex[as] Cav[alry] Dis[mounted?], "in the trenches" near Atlanta, G[eorgi]a, to L[ieutenan]t S. S. Sneed, A[cting] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] - Submits an account of his 24th and the 25th Texas Cavalry's participation in the action near Atlanta on July 20-22, 1864. Signed, "W. A. Taylor" Major, 24th Tex[as] Cav[alry] Dis[mounted?] Com[man]d[in]g. 5 pp. + cover.

REPORT - 1917.001.00014

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.

REPORT - 1917.001.00015

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of the Part Taken in the Engagements of the 20th, 21st, and 22nd July 1864 by the 5th Confederate Regiment Physical Appearance: August 2, 1864 - N. H. Curly at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs 5th Confed[erate] Reg[imen]t, to Capt[ain S. S.] Sneed, A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l - Submits his "report of the part taken in the engagements of the 20th, 21st, and 22nd July 1864 by the 5th Confed[erate] Reg[imen]t. Signed, "N. H. Curly(?) 1st [illegible?], Com[man]d[in]g Reg[imen]t. Signed, "J. Clark Jr." A[cting] Adj[utan]t. 3 pp.

REPORT - 1917.001.00016

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of the Part Taken by Brigadier General J. A. Smith's Brigade in the Action on the 21st of July 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia Physical Appearance: August 5, 1864 - J. A. Smith at Macon, Georgia, to Capt[ain] I[rving] A[shby] Buck, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Cleburne's Div[ision] - Submits report of his brigade's participation in the fighting on July 21, 1864, near Atlanta, Georgia. Signed, "J. A. Smith" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l. 3 pp.

REPORT - 1917.001.00017

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of the Part Taken by Brigadier General J. A. Smith's Brigade in the Action on the 21st of July 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia Physical Appearance: August 5, 1864 - J. A. Smith at Macon, Georgia, to Capt[ain] I[rving] A[shby] Buck, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Cleburne's Div[ision] - Submits report of his brigade's participation in the fighting on July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Georgia. Signed, "J. A. Smith" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l. 3 pp.

REPORT - 1917.001.00018

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report Showing Cheatham's Division Participation in Action near Jonesborough, Georgia on September 1, 1864 Physical Appearance: September 3, 1864 - John C. Carter at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Cheatham's Div[isio]n, to Major Behan, A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l, to Maj[or] Gen[era]l [Patrick R.] Cleburne, Com[man]d[in]g Corps - Submits report of the part taken by the division during fighting at Jonesborough, G[eorgi]a on September 1, 1864. Signed, "John C. Carter" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g. 2 pp. + cover.

Letter - 1917.001.00019a

Irving A. Buck Papers: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. Roy to William B. Buck, September 4, 1864 Physical Appearance: September 4, 1864 - T[homas] B[enton] Roy at Bivouac, near Lovejoy Station, [Georgia], to W[illiam] B. [sic, Mason] Buck, Esq. [Front Royal, Virginia] - Letter informs Buck of his son's "Irvie's" [Irving A. Buck] being wounded at Jonesboro, [Georgia] on September 1. Roy also states that an Adjutant Williams has been captured. He thinks that "Irvie" was sent to a hospital either at Griffin or Macon. Signed, "T. B. Roy" [Lieutenant Colonel & Chief of Staff] 4 pp. An envelope (not the original cover) cotaining the letter is also located in the folder.

REPORT - 1917.001.00020

Irving A. Buck Papers: List of Casualties in Granbury's Brigade on the 31st of August and 1st of September, 1864 Physical Appearance: September 5, 1864 - "List of Casualties in [Brigadier General Hiram B.] Granbury's Brigade on the 31st of August and 1st of September, 1864" - Provides casualty names and statistics of his brigade from fighting at Jonesboro, Georgia on August 31 and September 1, 1864. Signed, "H. B. Granbury" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l. 10 pp., + cover. <<<Endorsement on cover>> September 10, 1864 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs, Lowrey's Brig[ade] - Forwarded. Signed, "M. P. Lowrey" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l.

REPORT - 1917.001.00021

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report of the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia on August 31 and September 1, 1864 Physical Appearance: September 5, 1864 - H[iram] B[ronson] Granbury at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Granbury's Brigade, "in the Field," to Lieut[enant] Milner, A[cting] A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l - Submits report of the brigade's participation in the fighting at Jonesboro, Georgia, August 31-September 1, 1864. Signed, "H. B. Granbury" Brig[adier] Gen[eral]. 5 pp. <<<On reverse of page [5]>>> Endorsement: September 10, 1864 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Lowery's Brigade - Forwarded. Signed, "M. P. Lowrey" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l.

REPORT - 1917.001.00022

Irving A. Buck Papers: Report on Govan's Brigade's Participation in the Battle of Jonesboro, August 31-September 1, 1864 Physical Appearance: September 5, 1864 - P. V. Green at Head Quarters, Govan's Brigade, to Captain [Palmer?] - Submits report on Govan's Brigade's participation in the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, August 31 - September 1, 1864. Signed, "P. V. Green" Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g. 6 pp. + cover. <<<On the cover: Endorsement: September 10, 1864 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Lowrey's Brigade - Forwarded. Signed, "M. P. Lowrey" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l. Dimensions: [H]11.25" __[W]15.5"