Arthur Buckminster Fuller
N 42° 22.192 W 071° 08.761
The grave of Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller, who was killed during the Civil War during the Battle of Frericksburg, is located in the Fuller family between Pyrola and Bellwort Paths in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
A marble monument with two embedded bronze plaques marks the grave of Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller and his wife. The upper plaque contains a Maltese Cross in the center of a wreath and is inscribed:
GRADUATED HARVARD COLLEGE 1843
GRADUATED HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL 1847
COMMISSIONED CHAPLAIN OF THE
16TH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS
AUGUST 1, 1861
KILLED AT FREDERICKSBURG, VA
DECEMBER 11, 1862
"I MUST DO SOMETHING FOR MY COUNTRY"
The lower plaque for is wife is inscribed:
EMMA LUCILLA REEVES
BORN SEPTEMBER 30, 1833
DIED SEPTEMBER 29, 1904
"SHE MADE SUNSHINE IN THE SHADY PLACE"
The Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller was the grandfather of architect Buckminster Fuller and the brother of poet Margaret Fuller-Ossoli. He joined the 16th Massachusetts regiment as a chaplain and was honorably discharged on December 10, 1862 due to failing health. The next day he volunteered to join a a group of soldiers crossing the Rappahannock River. He and was killed while attempting to drive the Confederate sharpshooters from the city.