Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Ralph P. Buckland
Scope and Content
The material in this collection consists of photocopies of the originals. The collection was donated to the Center in 1992. It was held by descendants of George Buckland (son of Ralph P. Buckland) until 1990. Additional material on the Civil War service of the 72nd OVI appears in the Center’s Local History File. Also, the Center holds numerous collections of officers and enlisted men who served in the 72nd. Several original letters written by President Hayes that appeared in this collection were transferred to the Rutherford B. Hayes Papers. The addendum was acquired by the Center in 2004.
Ralph P. Buckland (1812-1892) was
born to Ralph and Ann Kent Buckland in Leyden, Massachusetts on January 20,
1812. He attended
Scope and Content
The Ralph P. Buckland Papers
relate almost exclusively the Civil War service of General Buckland. Following the Civil War, George Buckland,
youngest son of the general, gathered together all letters written by the
general to family and
The addenda consists of 12 original letters written by or to members of the Buckland family between 1834 and 1872. Included are a letter from Buckland’s early days as a lawyer, letters from four different soldiers in the Civil War, and letters from when Buckland served in Congress. The Civil War letters describe camp life—food, lodging, news of other soldiers, and officers’ balls.
¼ linear ft.
1 Papers January 24, 1862-June 1, 1862
2 Papers June 7, 1862- November 25, 1862
3 Papers December 8, 1862-May 2, 1863
4 Papers May 10, 1863-January 22, 1864
5 Papers February 7, 1864-August 26, 1864
6 Papers September 3, 1864-November 18, 1864
7 Papers February 16, 1866-July 1870 and Miscellaneous
8 Papers September 15, 1871-September 20, 1906
9 Invitations, Calling Cards, etc. 1860s
10 Pension Papers and War Records
11 72nd OVI material
12 George Buckland Papers, 1920s and 1930s
13 Buckland Home -
1. Ralph P. Buckland to Dr. Eli Mygatt, dtd.
2. Private Henry Buckland to Annie Buckland, dtd.
3. Major Eugene Rawson to Ralph B. Buckland, dtd.
4. Major Eugene Rawson to Ralph B. Buckland, dtd. White’s Station, February 12, 1863
5. Major Eugene Rawson to Ralph B. Buckland, dtd. Near
6. General Ralph P. Buckland to Carrie Buckland,
7. Lt. Milton T. Williamson to Annie Buckland, dtd.
8. General Ralph P. Buckland to son [Ralph B.?] dtd.
9. General Ralph P. Buckland to son [Ralph B.?] dtd.
10.General Ralph P. Buckland to
son [Ralph B.?] dtd.
11.General Ralph P. Buckland to
Charlotte Buckland dtd.
12. General Ralph P. Buckland to Charlotte Buckland dtd. Mancelona [MI], July 2, 1878