Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen
H. H. Hardesty, Vol II, 1894, page 569.
Contributed by Shirley Fox Allen.
JOHN BUZZARD - A son of David and Elizabeth Buzzard, both of whom have passed away, was born in Ohio county, W.Va., Jan. 1, 1843, and settled in Marshall county, W.Va., when quite young. Lizzie Anderson, who became his wife Sept. 26, 1868, in Greene county, Pa., was born Jan. 1, 1847, in this county, of parents, Robert and Maria (Laine) Anderson, deceased. Six children have blessed this marriage, Robert, Emma D., Thomas, Cora, Frank, and Thornton, dec. Comrade Buzzard's army life dates from March 17, 1864, when at the age of 19 years, a farmer in this county, he enlisted from Cameron, as a private in Co. D, 1st W.Va. V. I., and was shortly afterwards consolidated with 4th W.Va. amd called Co. G., 2d W.Va. V. I. At the battle of New Market, he was wounded in right shoulder by a shell; for this wound he was taken to field hospital at Martinsburg, where he remained three months. He was detailed at Cumberland as cook for two weeks in the spring of 1865. He took active part in the battles of New Market and Perryville and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge July 16, 1865, at Wheeling, W.Va. His brother, Theodore, served in Co. B, 17th W.Va. V. I. Comrade Buzzard is by occupation a farmer, and his address is Cameron, W.Va.