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George A. Buchanan
Born 1842
Died October 2, 1864 (aged 21–22)
Place of birth Victor, New York
Place of death Virginia
Place of burial Fort Harrison National Cemetery
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1864
Rank Private
Unit 148th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

George A. Buchanan (1842 - October 2, 1864) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


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.[1]

Medal of Honor citation


Took position in advance of the skirmish line and drove the enemy's cannoneers from their guns; was mortally wounded.[2]

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