William D Buchtel

BirthJan. 8, 1847
DeathJune 27, 1933
CemeteryNorth Platte (North Platte)
PostMansfield (Palmyra)
Unit128th Indiana Infantry, Company D

Private William D Buchtel

Company D, 128th Indiana Infantry

Buchtel was born on January 8, 1847. He was residing in Lakeville (St Joseph County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on January 12, 1864. He served about 17 months before being discharged on June 7, 1865.

The 128th Indiana Infantry was organized at Michigan City, Indiana between December 15, 1863 and March 7, 1864. The unit was mustered in on March 18, 1864. The unit was involved in several major battles and military campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations against General Hood (GA/AL) (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (March 1-April 26, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Buchtel died on June 27, 1933 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the North Platte Cemetery in North Platte (Lincoln County), Nebraska. Buchtel was a member of the Mansfield Post (#54) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Palmyra, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.