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F. Clarence Buck
Born 1843
Died July 15, 1905
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service August 17, 1862 to June 16, 1865
Rank Corporal
Unit Connecticut Company A, 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg 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.[1][2]

BiographyEdit

Buck was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1843. He entered service on 17 August 1862 at Windsor, Connecticut.[2] 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

Although wounded, refused to leave the field until the fight closed.[1][2]

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