Adelbert Rinaldo Buffington – Brigadier General, United States Army

Adelbert Rinaldo Buffington of Virginia

  • Appointed from Virginia, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1856 (7)
  • Brevet Second Lieutenant, Ordnance, 6 May 1861
  • Second Lieutenant, 14 may 1861
  • First Lieutenant, 22 July 1861
  • Captain, 3 March 1863
  • Major, 23 June 1874
  • Lieutenant Colonel, 1 June 1881
  • Colonel, 28 February 1889
  • Brigadier General, Chief of Ordnance, 5 April 1899
  • Retired 22 November 1901
  • Breveted Major, 13 March 1865 for faithful and meritorious service in the Ordnance Department during the War

General Buffington died in 1922 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Eliza A. White Buffington, also died in 1922, and is buried with him.


BUFFINGTON, ADELBERT R

  • Brigadier General, United States Army
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/10/1922
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 3939-CL
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BUFFINGTON, ELIZA A 

  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/02/1922
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 3939-CL
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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