Brig. Gen. James A. Buchanan (Ret.)

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Regimental Commander, Porto Rico Regiment U.S. Volunteers – 2/20/1900-6/30/1901; Porto Rico Provisional Regiment of Infantry – 7/1/1901-9/24/1903 (Deceased 1926)



James Anderson Buchanan of Maryland 
Appointed from Maryland, Second Lieutenant, 14th U. S. Infantry, 7 March 1867 
First Lieutenant, 10 December 1873 
Regimental Adjutant, 10 April 1886 to 25 July 1887 
Captain, 10 June 1890 
Transferred to the 11th U. S. Infantry, 23 July 1893 
Major, 15th U. S. Infantry, 4 May 1899 
Transferred to the 12th U. S. Infantry, 28 February 1901 
Transferred to the 28th U. S. Infantry, 15 July 1900 
Lieutenant Colonel, Puerto Rico Protection Regiment, 1 July 1901 
Lieutenant Colonel, 5th U. S. Infantry, 14 April 1902 
Transfereed to the 2nd U. S. Infantry, 24 December 1902 
Tranferred to the 11th U. S. Infantry, 7 April 1903 
Colonel, Puerto Rico Regiment, 21 July 1902

Born at Washington County, Maryland, December 11, 1843. He married Helen Warren Myers in 1885. He was appointed from Maryland, Second Lieutenant, 14th US Infantry, March 7, 1867, and was promoted through the grades to Colonel, 24th US Infantry, August 14, 1903, and to Brigadier Genral, United States Army, April  14, 1905. He retired at own request after 30 years of service, May 31, 1906.  He served at principal western posts for more than 30 years, in Puerto Rico, 1898-1903, and later in the Philippines.  He made his home at Upperville, Virginia, where he died May 18, 1926. He was buried with military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Buchanan served in Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1903 and Fort Buchanan in San Juan, Puerto Rico was named after him.