Augustus Caesar Buell was born in 1847, and fought in the Civil War as a member of Company L of the 20th New York Cavalry,
having enlisted on August 21, 1863. Although he was promoted to corporal the following November, by April 1864 he had been
demoted back to private. He was mustered out of service at the end of July 1865 and returned to New York. Buell was living
in the area of Chittenango and Utica in upstate New York, near Syracuse, when he kept his diary/sketchbook, which contains
entries dated 1867 and 1868.
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