Thomas S. Buchanan was born in 1832 in Ontario County, New York, the son of Michael Buchanan and Nancy Ann Streeter. During the Civil War he served as a Private, Company E, 26th Michigan Volunteer Infantry.
On 4 June 1864 he was shot in the lungs while serving on picket duty at Cold Spring Harbor, Virginia. He was removed to the Campbell Hospital in Washington, D.C. where he died on 3 August 1864. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
BUCHANAN, THOS S
- CO E, 26TH MICH. INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/07/1864
- BURIED AT: SECTION 13 SITE 6965
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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