Private Manson Buckaloo, Co. D, 8th Mississippi Infantry, CSA

1846

  • January 15: Manson Buckaloo was born in Alabama to William and Mary Buckaloo.

1850

  • The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Marengo County, AL showed 5 year old Manson living with his parents and siblings. His father, William, was a farmer with no property of his own.

1861

  • July or August: Manson enlisted in the C.S. Army in Enterprise, MS. He was only 16 years old.
  • September 1 to October 1:  Company Muster Roll. Remarks “Age 16”
  • October 18: Mustered into service at Enterprise, Mississippi. Again his age is noted as being 16 years old. Remarks “Sick”
  • October 18 to December 31: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1862

  • January to October: Company Muster Rolls. Present.

1863

  • January to August: Company Muster Rolls. Present.

1864

  • January to April: Company Muster Rolls. Present.
  • November 30: Manson was wounded while fighting at the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 17: Manson Bukaloo was captured in Franklin along with many other Confederate soldiers recuperating from injuries.
  • December 25: Manson was admitted to U.S.A. Gen’l Hospital #1 in Nashville, TN. He was diagnosed as having a Manson was admitted to U.S.A. Gen’l Hospital #1 in Nashville, TN. He was diagnosed as having simple flesh wound of the left leg. He was wounded by a cannon ball. Hospital records list him as being 18 years old.  

1865

  • February 14: Manson was forwarded from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY as a prisoner. From there he went to Camp Chase, Columbus, OH where he was again transferred to Point Lookout, MD by March.
  • June 6: Released from Point Lookout, MD upon taking the oath of allegiance.

1867

  • February 8: Manson Buckaloo married Lourana Huckaby in Clark County, MS.

1870

  • June 27: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Newton County, MS showed Manson, a farmer, with no property of his own living with his wife Lurauy and their 2 year old twin daughters: Lucy Jane and Letha Jane.

1880

  • June 12: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Wilson, Pope County, AR showed Manson, a farmer, living with wife Lourana and twin daughters Lucy J. and Soletha J., 13 years old.

1900

  • June 21: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Justice, Upshur County, TX showed Manson, a landlord, living with his wife Lou and their only surviving child Lucy Jane. Also living in the household was Lucy’s husband and children. His son-in-law, John Bailey, was a speculator.

1910

  • April 15: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Jefferson, Coal County, OK showed Manson, a farmer, living with his wife. He was still renting land to farm.

1915

  • March 14: Manson Buckaloo died in Centrahoma, Coal County, OK.
  • July: His wife Lourana Buckaloo [ Lou Rainey Buckalew] applied for and was granted a pension from the state of Oklahoma for her husbands’ Confederate service.