Denis Buckley (Medal of Honor)

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Denis Buckley
Born 1844
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Died July 20, 1864
Buried Marietta National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862–1864
Rank Private
Unit Company G, 136th New York Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Peachtree Creek
Awards Medal of Honor

Denis (or Dennis) Buckley (1844 to July 20, 1864) was a Canadian soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Buckley received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Peachtree Creek in Georgia on 20 July 1864. He was honored with the award on 7 April 1865.[1][2][3]


Buckley was born in Canada in 1844. He joined the 136th New York Volunteer Infantry from Avon, New York in August 1862.[4] Buckley was killed in action on 20 July 1864 and his remains are interred at the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia.[5]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Capture of flag of 31st Mississippi (Confederate States of America).[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A–L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Denis Buckley". Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Regimental Roster
  5. ^ Denis Buckley at Find a Grave