General Simon Buckner CDV
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General Simon Bolivar Buckner was a Kentucky native who graduated West point in 1844.† He earned two brevet promitins during the war with Mexico and resigned from the U.S. Regular Army in 1855 to pursue his private interests.† At the outbreak of the war he was the adjutant general of the state of Kentucky. He accepted a commision in the Confederate Army in September 1861.† He was left by Generals Floyd and Pillow to consumate the surrender of Fort Donelson.† He was exchanged and led a division in Bragg's invasion of Kentucky and fought at Perryville.† He moved to Mobile, Alabama to fortify it against the Union navy.† He directed a corps at the battle of Chickamauga.† After that he was promoted to Lieutenant General and he moved to the Trans-Mississippi.† He was Kirby Smith's chief of staff.

† The image is slightly faded and is attached to the back of the carte.† The back of the image has a line around the edges and has "Buckner" written in pencil.†† General Buckner is seated and he is holding his sword.

Item #: 12246
Price: $165.00 USD

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