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L. Walter Buckingham, war reporter for the New York Herald, is killed in guerrilla attack in Virginia

Loudoun County, Virginia, 1857
06/23/1863
Lynde Walter Buckingham, a war correspondent for the New York Herald, was with the rearguard of the federal cavalry following the mounted clashes in Loudoun County, Virginia when a sudden attack by Mosby's Confederate guerrillas unhorsed and severely injured him. He was taken to the nearby Mount Zion Church but soon died.  Fellow correspondent Alfred Waud of Harper's Weekly arranged for his burial in the churchyard there. Buckingham was one of only three civilian journalists killed by enemy action during the American Civil War.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"From Washington," Chicago Tribune, June 24, 1863, p. 1.
"Newspaper Reporter Killed," New York Times, June 24, 1863, p. 1. 

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