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William Pickney Buchanan
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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This young soldier drowned in the East Nodaway River near Hawleyville, Iowa, while serving with the United States 6th Infantry, on September 20, 1822.

He was originally buried in the West and was eventually reinterred in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery on May 4, 1904.



Buchanan, William Pinckney Buchanan of Virginia
Appointed from Virginia, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 
27 October 1816 (12)
Third Lieutenant of Ordnance, 1 July 1820
Transferred to the 2nd United States Artilley, 1 June 1821 to 
rank as Lieutenant from 1 July 1820
Resigned his commission 31 March 1822
Second Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry, 21 June 1822
Drowned 20 September 1822

BUCHANAN, WILLIAM PINCKNEY
6TH U.S. INF
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 09/20/1822
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1464
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


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