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John Knight Bucklyn
Birth: Mar. 15, 1834
Foster
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: May 15, 1906
Mystic
New London County
Connecticut, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was 1st Lieutenant and commander of Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Artillery, wounded July 2, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Official CMOH citation: Though himself wounded, gallantly fought his section of the battery under a fierce fire from the enemy until his ammunition was all expended, many of the cannoneers and most of the horses killed or wounded, and the enemy within 25 yards of the guns, when, disabling one piece, he brought off the other in safety. Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery. Place and Date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 3 May 1863. Entered Service At: Rhode Island. Born: 15 March 1834, Foster Creek, R.I. Date of Issue: 13 July 1899. (bio by: EFB III) 
 
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  Mary M Y Bucklyn (____ - 1907)*
 
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Lower Mystic Cemetery
West Mystic
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 15, 2001
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- Donna Price
 Added: May. 15, 2015

- James Snow
 Added: May. 15, 2015
A cousin on my mother's side was with you in the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg, Sir. He was Pvt. John R. Brayton; drove the battery wagon. I've walked the ground where your guns were posted, and it's clear you and your men were at the apex of the Confeder...(Read more)
- Soljerblue
 Added: Apr. 11, 2015
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