Simon Buckner

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Birthday
1, 1823
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jan 8, 1914 (90)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1823
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jan 8, 1914 (90)

About

High-ranking military officer during the Spanish-American War who was also the 30th Governor of Kentucky.

Before Fame

He was a geography and history teacher before enlisting in the army in 1846.

Trivia

He served as a Major General in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Family Life

He and his wife had a daughter named Lily. He lost his wife to tuberculosis in 1874.

Associated With

He was defeated by Union general Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Fort Donelson in 1862.