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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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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