Gen. Frank Buckles

Born :

December 29, 1804

Died :

January 5, 1852


1851 Gold War, Black Hawk War

Franklin Buckles was born in New York on December 29, 1804. He joined the army when he was 27 in 1831, and fought in the brief Black Hawk War, where he was promoted and started off his military career. When he was 45, he was given charge of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, 300 men. These same men he led into the 3rd Battle of Wiley Mill, where 58 were killed. Four months later he died of pneumonia.