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Civil War Soldiers - Buckner
|BUCKNER, SIMON B., Kentucky.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., September 14, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., August 16, 1862.
Lieutenant general, P. A. C. S., September 20, 1864.
Commanding Central Division of Kentucky, Department No. 2, September
Commanding division at Bowling Green, Kentucky, and subsequently at
Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
Commanding corps composed of the division of Major General A. P.
Stewart, the brigades of Brigadier Generals B. R. Johnson, John C.
Brown. W. B. Bate, H. D. Clayton, and the division of Brigadier
General William Preston, consisting of the brigades of Brigadier
Generals Gracie and Kelly, Colonel Trigg, and three battalions of
Commanding Department of East Tennessee, July 20, 1863, to April 12,
Commanding District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department,
August 4, 1864.
Commanding District of Arkansas and West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi
Department, April 19, 1865.
Buckner, Simon Bolivar, born in Kentucky, appointed from Kentucky
cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1840; graduated eleventh
in a class of twenty-five.
Brevet second lieutenant, Second Infantry, July 1, 1844.
Second lieutenant, Sixth Infantry, May 9, 1846.
Regimental quartermaster, from August 8 to December 17, 1847.
First lieutenant, December 31, 1851.
Captain, commissary of subsistence, November 3, 1852.
Brevet first lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious
conduct at the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico, and
Captain, September 8, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at the
battle of Molino del Rey, Mexico.
Resigned March 26, 1855.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898