Friday, December 04, 2015

Henry M Buel

Henry M Buel

Birth: Jan. 27, 1817.
Death: Apr. 4, 1892.

Wife: Mary Herr Buel (1820 - 1884).

Burial: Old City Cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

Illinois Ninth Cavalry Regimental History.


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.


Steve Mockler said...

Love that you have something on Henry Buel- I am currently researching him for our SUVCW camp. I am curious as to where you found this. It seems like it is an early Bio on him.

It should be noted that his brother Arthur M was a Lt in the 5th Cav Comp I but only served from 9-6-62, -12-1-62.
Henry also had 3 Nephews that served in the CW as well. James M Buel, served with the 12th Indiana Cav, John M (or some records show it as S) Served with the 9th Indiana before getting sick and dying but 6 months after being discharged from the service. Champ(ion) E Buel served with the 138th infantry.
It also should be noted that Henry was a black smith back home and with his brothers opened one of the first wagon shops in the county.
Lastly Henrys Brother's James M (not to be confused with his nephew James M) Served in the Blackhawk war.

Dennis Segelquist said...

Hi, Steve, that information from a book called.
History of the ninth regiment ILLINOS cavalry vOLUTEERS.
BY Edward A. Davenport.