David E. Buckingham – First Lieutenant, United States Army

Born on February 3, 1840, he earned the Medal of Honor in the Civil War while serving in Company E, 4th Delaware Volunteer Infantry at Rowanty Creek, Virginia, on February 5, 1865. The Medal was actually not issued until Februry 13, 1895.

He died on November 23, 1915 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.


BUCKINGHAM, DAVID E.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company E, 4th Delaware Infantry. Place and date: At Rowanty Creek, Virginia., 5 February 1865. Entered service at: ——. Born: 3 February 1840, Pleasant Hill, Delaware. Date of issue: 13 February 1895.

Citation: Swam the partly frozen creek, under fire, in the attempt to capture a crossing.

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BUCKINGHAM, DAVID E

  • 4TH DEL.INFY
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/1915
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3677-WS
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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