Craven County Digital History Exhibit

New Bern National Cemetery
Grave of Sergeant Buck

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Title: New Bern National Cemetery Grave of Sgt. Buck of the 44th Massachusetts Regiment

Creator: Reed, William Garrison

Subject: New Bern (N.C.)
                National cemeteries--North Carolina--New Bern
                Buck, Eben R.
                Woodbury, John L.
                Lane, John
                Sessions, Jarius A.
                Conant, George F.

Description: Image of graves of Sgt. Eben R. Buck of the 44th Massachusetts Regiment and other Massachusetts soldiers. The names of J.L. Woodbury, J.A. Sessions, E.R. Buck, Jno. Lane, and G.F. Conant can be seen on the five closest tombstones.
    John L. Woodbury (Co. B, 51st Massachusetts) died 24 June 1863. Jarius A. Sessions (Co. I, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery), died 4 Mar 1865. Sgt. Eben R. Buck (Co. B, 44th Massachuisetts) died 17 June 1863 of typhoid pneumonia. John Lane (Co. D, 24th Massachusetts) also died 17 June 1863. and George F. Conant (Co. I, 25th Massachusetts) died 7 Sept 1863.
    [Deaths and unit information taken from Ethel T. Elliott, comp., New Bern National Cemetery Directory (n.p.:n.p., n.d.), pp. 3, 22. Also see Record of the Service of the Forty-Fourth Massachusetts... (Boston: Privately Printed, 1887), p. 249; Alfred S. Roe, The Twenty-Fourth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers... (Worcester, Mass: 24th Veteran Assn, 1907), p. 492; and Janet B. Hewett, ed. The Roster of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 (Wilmington, N.C.: Broadfoot Pub. Co., 1997-2000)].

Date: October 1884

Type: Image

Format: 7-13/16x6 inches (199x150 mm)

Identifier: XXV.13

Source: Donated by William Garrison Reed, 1926.

Relation: One image from a collection of 48 images in a photo album.

Coverage: New Bern (N.C.)

Rights: Permission to use this photograph must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560. Must cite as: William Garrison Reed Photo Album, New Bern-Craven County Public Library.


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