James Anderson Buchanan of Maryland
Appointed from Maryland, Second Lieutenant, 14th U. S. Infantry, 7 March 1867
First Lieutenant, 10 December 1873
Regimental Adjutant, 10 April 1886 to 25 July 1887
Captain, 10 June 1890
Transferred to the 11th U. S. Infantry, 23 July 1893
Major, 15th U. S. Infantry, 4 May 1899
Transferred to the 12th U. S. Infantry, 28 February 1901
Transferred to the 28th U. S. Infantry, 15 July 1900
Lieutenant Colonel, Puerto Rico Protection Regiment, 1 July 1901
Lieutenant Colonel, 5th U. S. Infantry, 14 April 1902
Transfereed to the 2nd U. S. Infantry, 24 December 1902
Tranferred to the 11th U. S. Infantry, 7 April 1903
Colonel, Puetro Rico Regiment, 21 July 1902
Born at Washington County, Maryland, December 11, 1843. He married Helen Warren Myers in 1885.
He was appointed from Maryland, Second Lieutenant, 14th US Infantry, March 7, 1867, and was promoted through the grades to Colonel, 24th US Infantry, August 14, 1903, and to Brigadier Genral, United States Army, April 14, 1905. He retired at own request after 30 years of service, May 31, 1906.
He served at principal western posts for more than 30 years, in Puerto Rico, 1898-1903, and later in the Philippines.
He made his home at Upperville, Virginia, where he died May 18, 1926. He was buried with military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
BUCHANAN, JAMES A
United States Army
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 05/18/1926
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1891-A-N
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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