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Denis Buckley
Born 1844 (1844)
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Died July 20, 1864(1864-07-20) (aged 19–20)
Marietta National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862–1864
Rank Private
Unit New York 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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