George A. Buchanan
|George A. Buchanan|
Victor, New York
|Died||October 2, 1864
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch|| United States Army
|Years of service||1862 - 1864|
|Unit||148th New York Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Chaffin's Farm|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Buchanan enlisted in the Army from Canandaigua, New York in September 1862. He served with the 148th New York Infantry, and was wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor. He was killed in action on October 2, 1864. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.
Medal of Honor citation
Took position in advance of the skirmish line and drove the enemy's cannoneers from their guns; was mortally wounded.