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Simon Bolivar Buckner, American soldier. member Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1891.


Buckner, Simon Bolivar was born on April 1, 1823 in on farm, Hart Company, Kentucky, United States. Son of Honorary Aylett Hartswell and Elizabeth Ann (Morehead) Buckner.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1844.


Bvt. Second lieutenant 2d United States Infantry, July 1, 1844. Second lieutenant 6th Infantry, May 9, 1846. Regimental quartermaster, August 8-December 17, 1847.

Bvtd. First lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at battle of Churubusco, Mexico, and captain, September 8, 1847, for same at battle of Moline del Rey, Mexico. Assistant instructor ethics, West Point, 1845-1846, assistant instructor infantry tactics, 1848-1850. First lieutenant, December 31, 1851.

Captain commissary of subsistance, November 3, 1852. Resigned from United States of America, March 26, 1855. Inspector-general, Kentucky, 1860-1861.

Brigadier general C.S.A., September 1861. Prisoner of war, February-August 1862. Major general, 1863; Lieutenant general, September 1864, Governor Kentucky, 1887-1891.

Member Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1891. Candidate for V.P. of the United States on Gold Democrat ticket, 1896. Home: Munfordville, Ky.


Member Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1891.


Married Delia Claiborne, 1886.

Honorary Aylett Hartswell Buckner

Elizabeth Ann (Morehead) Buckner

Delia Claiborne