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James Buck
Birth: 1808
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1865
Baltimore City

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy as a Acting Master's Mate and he was awarded the CMOH as a Quartermaster under General Order 11, dated April 3, 1863. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Brooklyn in the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip and at the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862. Although severely wounded by a heavy splinter, Buck continued to perform his duty until positively ordered below. Later stealing back to his post, he steered the ship for eight hours despite his critical condition. His bravery was typical of the type which resulted in the taking of the Forts Jackson and St. Philip and in the capture of New Orleans. A Naval Ship was named after James Buck. It was Buck DD-420 and it was launched on May 22, 1939. Buck supported the invasion and occupation of Italy. On October 9, 1943 while on patrol off Salerno, Italy, Buck was hit by torpedoes. The ship had to be abandoned within three minutes after she was hit and she sank a minute later. The loss of life was very heavy. Only 97 of her personnel survived. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section Q-24
GPS (lat/lon): 39.30936, -76.6062
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Oct 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9610315
James Buck
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James Buck
Added by: Don Morfe
James Buck
Added by: Don Morfe
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- Maggie Mac
 Added: Aug. 31, 2017
The USS Brooklyn was privileged to have you onboard. You were severely wounded and yet continued to perform your duties at the ship's helm. As a result the USS Brooklyn remained in the battle and was able to help capture New Orleans. Thank you very much f...(Read more)
- John Haseltine
 Added: Jun. 24, 2017

- Maggie Mac
 Added: Mar. 29, 2017
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