Frederick A. Buckingham


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BUCKINGHAM, Frederick A.

Frederick A. Buckingham was born in June 30th 1831 in Massachusetts. He moved out west and lived in one of the town sites around Duluth, namely Oneota. He enlisted for service with the 2nd Minnesota Infantry on July 8th 1861. He was initially assigned to Company G.  

Frederick was one of 18 locals of the St. Louis County area that served with the Union during the Civil War. Frederick mustered in as a Private (PVT) and out as a Hospital Steward (HS) in the Union Army.

The 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment was organized at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, Minnesota and mustered in by companies for three years service beginning June 26, 1861. Private Buckingham initially enlisted with the Minnesota 2nd Infantry Regiment. He served in 'G', "F" and 'S' companies.

He was taken prisoner during a battle and held in a military prison in Richmond, Virginia as a POW. The 2nd Minnesota Infantry mustered out of service on July 11, 1865. After the war HS Buckingham married Frances Helen [Nash] and they started a family.

Mr. Buckingham died on April 6th 1911 at 79 years of age in Rockford, Illinois. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Rockford.

He is also featured on the SLCHS/VMH traveling exhibit, "The 18". The exhibit honors the 18 local Veterans known to have left everything to go off and fight for the Union in the Civil War. These 18 men, their characters forged in the rugged wilds of northern Minnesota, served the nation and helped build St. Louis County.


Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center | Veterans Memorial Hall (

Page 1 Civil War Service Index (CMSR) - Union - Minnesota - Fold3

Pvt Frederick A Buckingham (1831-1911) - Find a Grave Memorial

Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment | MNopedia

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