Buckley, Charles H.
Age: 22, credited to Eden, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 9/28/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, d/dis 6/23/62 (diphtheria)
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Birth: abt 1839, Johnson, VT
Burial: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette, LA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 32431086
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father James M., 8/3/1867
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Chalmette National Cemetery, LA
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Charles H. Buckley
News & Citizen: July 18, 1862
July 15, 1862:
Mr. Editor: I have this day received a letter from my son, in the 8th Regiment, and I copy what he wrote relative to the death of Charles H. Buckley;
"Charles H. Buckley, of Eden, died in regimental hospital, June 23d of diphtheria. He was left on Ship Island, and only arrived here the Friday before he died. He thought he could not live, and the day before he died, he wrote the following on an old door which lay at the head of his bed:
"This is written by my hand when I had the diphtheria so bad that I could but just speak. But I trust in God; yea; I do trust in Him that I shall come out alright. But if I should fall in this life I believe it will be well in the life to come. CHARLES HENRY BUCKLEY"
He had been sick ever since we landed at Ship Island. He bore all patiently, and was never heard to complain, although he suffered a good deal, especially the last two days of his life. He had his discharge made out and signed, but he has received a better discharge, and is now in a brighter land. S. H. Rand
Submitted by Deanna French.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History