Friday, September 11, 2009

Battle of Buckton Station

Week #36: Talk about military battles and your ancestors’ connections to them.

Andrew Jackson Vest, was my great-great-grandfather. On September 11, 1861 (exactly 148 years ago) he enlisted in the US Army as a private in Company B of the 27th Regiment Indiana Infantry.
He was captured at Buckton Station and imprisoned at Lynchburg & Belle Isle, Virginia.

This Battle found many Union soldiers wounded and captured including my ancestor. I wish I had a photo of Andrew J. Vest. He lived to be 83 years old.