BUCKINGHAM, DAVID E. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company E, 4th Delaware Infantry.
Place and date:   At Rowanty Creek, Va., 5 February 1865. Entered service at: ?. Born: 3 February 1840, Pleasant Hill, Del.

Date of issue:   13 February 1895.

Citation:   Swam the partly frozen creek, under fire, in the attempt to capture a crossing.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)