On This Day in 1840

169 Years Ago Today
April 20, 1840 – June 5, 1866

My great granduncle, Hugh A. Buckland, was one of eleven children born to Jacob W. and Martha W. “Patsy” (Compton) Buckland.

  1. Nancy J. Buckland
  2. William Jasper Buckland
  3. Hugh A. Buckland
  4. John R. Buckland
  5. Margaret Buckland
  6. Amanda E. Buckland
  7. Jacob Alexander Buckland (my great grandfather)
  8. Egan O. Buckland
  9. Rebeckah Elizabeth Buckland
  10. Leander G. Buckland
  11. Louisa Buckland

    Hugh Buckland married Josephine Harless on October 2, 1861. Uncle Hugh, his wife Josephine and brother Leander died in a house fire 6/5/1866.

    Confederate Civil War records state;
    Hugh enlisted July 2, 1861, Wytheville, Virginia, with Company C, 50th Virginia Regiment as a Private. In May 1863, he got a receipt for clothing while he was in 1st Division Hospital, Camp Winder, Richmond, Virginia. Height 5’8″ Age 23 Complexion Fair; Eyes Hazel; Hair dark. On September 27, 1864, he got a receipt for clothing while he was in General Hospital, Montgomery Springs, Virginia. He was given a Parole of Honor, June 22, 1865, Charleston, W.Va. for Confederate veterans wounded in battle.

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