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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

John Knight Bucklyn

  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Brevet Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Battery E,
    1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chancellorsville, Virginia, USA
Though himself wounded, Bucklyn gallantly fought his section of the battery under a fierce fire from the enemy until his ammunition was all expended, many of the cannoneers and most of the horses killed or wounded, and the enemy within 25 yards of the gun, when, disabling one piece, he brought off the other in safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient John K. Bucklyn
Medal of Honor Recipient John K. Bucklyn
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 13, 1899
  • Born: March 15, 1834, Foster Creek, Providence County, RI, United States
  • Died: May 15, 1906, Mystic, CT, United States
  • Buried: Lower Mystic Cemetery (MH), Mystic, CT, United States

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