Name - Henry Lee Buck, Sr.
Birth Date: 29 Jun 1844
Birth Place: Bucksville, Horry District, South Carolina
Death Date: 25 Feb 1902
Burial Place: Buck Family Cemetery, Bucksville, Horry Co., S.C.
Military Service - C. S. A.
Enlistment Date: Mustered in 1 Jan 1862 at Waccamaw
Discharge Date: Captured at Petersburg, transferred to Fort Delaware as a prisoner and held there until he was paroled at the end of the War.
Elected 2nd Lieut. on 1 Jan 1862.
Promoted to 1st Lieut. on 19 May 1862.
Promoted to Captain on 15 Jan 1863
Company and Regiment: Co. A, 26th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Military Unit Details:
Parents: Henry Buck (b. in Maine) & Frances Norton Norman (b. in South Carolina)
Wife: Georgia Virginia Bell (1846-1925)
Children: Frances Jessamine, Ella Belle, George Olney, Frederick, Henry Lee Jr., Iola.
Interesting Facts -
Henry Lee Buck, Sr. was the middle son of Henry Buck of Maine, who settled in South Carolina around 1828. Henry Lee Buck, Sr. was the older brother of George Olney Buck and the half-brother of William L. Buck.
On March 25, 1865, Henry was captured by Union troops while bearing the regimental flag in advance of Fort Steadman and beyond the captured lines. The color-bearer, Samuel J. Reid, had been knocked down by the explosion of a shell and the colors were taken up by Capt. Buck. He was sent to Old Capital Prison in Washington, D.C. on March 27, 1865 then moved to Fort Delaware, on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River.
After his father's death in 1870, Henry took charge of the Lower Mill at Bucksport. He experimented with the cultivation of bright-leaf tobacco. In 1895, during the depresson that followed the Panic of 1893, Henry sold the Lower Mill property and all mill equipment and inventory to Robert B. Laidlaw and John R. Wilson. Wilson later sold the property to Waccamaw Lumber Co. in 1897.