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Charles Waldron Buckley Letters

Identifier: MSS-2010

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of six letters written by Charles Waldron Buckley to the editors of the Congressional Globe requesting copies be sent to various people and Alabama newspapers and to be charged to his account.


  • 1869-02-18 - 1870-02-10


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Biographical / Historical

Charles Waldron Buckley was born in Unadilla, New York on February 18, 1835. He graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin and from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, New York in 1863. In 1864 he entered the Union Army and served as chaplain of the 47th Regiment, United States Colored Volunteer Infantry and of the 8th Regiment, Louisiana Colored Infantry, until January 5, 1866 when he was mustered out. He became the Alabama superintendant of education for the bureau of refugees and freedmen in 1866 and 1867 and resided in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a delegate to the Alabama constitutional convention in 1867 and upon the readmission of the State of Alabama to representation was elected as a Republican to Congress. He served from 1868–1873. After leaving Congress he remained active in Alabama politics. He died in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 4, 1906.


0.1 Linear Feet (6 letters, 6 pages)

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Letters written by Charles Waldron Buckley, United States Congressman for the Montgomery, Alabama area, to the editors of the Congressional Globe requesting copies be sent to various people and Alabama newspapers and to be charged to his account.

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