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Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
|Died||July 20, 1864
Marietta National Cemetery
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army
|Years of service||1862–1864|
|Unit||136th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry - Company G|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Peachtree Creek|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Denis (or Dennis) Buckley (1844 - July 20, 1864) was a Canadian soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Buckley received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Peachtree Creek in Georgia on July 20, 1864. He was honored with the award on April 7, 1865.
Buckley was born in Canada in 1844. He joined the 136th New York Volunteer Infantry from Avon, New York in August 1862. Buckley was killed in action on July 20, 1864 and his remains are interred at the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia.
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