Name BUFORD, John
Born March 4 1826, Woodford County, Kentucky
Died December 16 1863, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point, Class of 1848, 16th out of 38.
Frontier duty, Utah expedition.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 2nd US Cavalry, duty on Washington defences, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers and commanded reserve cavalry in Army of Virginia, performed well near Thoroughfare Gap, chief of cavalry in Antietam campaign, commanded reserve brigade under Hooker, Stoneman's raid on Richmond, June 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/Cavalry Corps in Gettysburg campaign, held Heth's advance before Gettysburg, died of typhoid fever.
Notes One of the heroes of Gettysburg.
On the Internet Meet General Buford <http://www.nps.gov/gett/gettkidz/buford.htm>
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