b. 1842 Victor, New York. d. 02/10/1864 Chaffin’s Farm, Virginia.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/09/1864 Chaffin’s Farm, Virginia.
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.
Took position in advance of the skirmish line and drove the enemy’s cannoneers from their guns; was mortally wounded.
BURIAL LOCATION: FORT HARRISON NATIONAL CEMETERY, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
SECTION A, GRAVE 224
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.