|F. Clarence Buck|
|Died||July 15, 1905|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||August 17, 1862 to June 16, 1865|
|Unit||Company A, 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Chaffin's Farm|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Corporal Frederick Clarence Buck (1843 to July 15, 1905) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Buck received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Chaffin's Farm in Virginia on 29 September 1864. He was honored with the award on 6 April 1865.
Buck was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1843. He entered service on 17 August 1862 at Windsor, Connecticut. He became a private in the 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry a month later and was soon promoted to corporal on 30 January 1863. After the events of 29 September 1864 where his display of gallantry earned him the Medal of Honor during the Battle of Chapin's Farm, he was again promoted to first lieutenant in March 1865 and mustered out of the service the three months later.
He died on 15 July 1905 and his remains are interred at the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Tennessee.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
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