Birth: Jan. 27, 1817.
Death: Apr. 4, 1892.
Wife: Mary Herr Buel (1820 - 1884).
Burial: Old City Cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.
Henry M. Buel, Captain of Company G, Ninth Illinois Cavalry, was early in the field recruiting a part of his Company at Valparaiso, Ind., and came to Chicago with his men about the middle of September, 1861, expecting to join Colonel Brackett's regiment of " First Western Cavalry," but when it was found that it was to be an Illinois regiment, he gracefully accepted the situation, and was mustered in with his Company October 9, 1861.
Captain Buel was a faithful soldier and long in command of Company G, and at times commanding a battalion; was a man ever ready and anxious to do his duty. In some of the expeditions in Arksasas he was assigned a prominent place, and after the regiment moved into Tennessee in 1863, he was in command of a battalion that encountered the rebel General Forrest's troops, defeating them on the Coldwater.
The Captain was constantly on duty with the regiment during his term of service, and at Scnatobia, Salem and Moscow, with many otherplaces, did effective and good service for the cause against the Confederate troops, and on the famous West Point expedition in February, 1864, Captain Buel with his battalion was the first to march into West Point, and drove the rebels from the town.
Captain Buel was a man kindly in speech and manner, and, by his honest fjdelity to duty and promptness in all matters under his care, gained the esteem of many in the regiment, was mustered out at the expiration of his term of service, returning to his old home at Valparaiso, Ind., his present address, 1888.