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John Buford

Date of Birth:      March 4, 1826
Hometown:         Woodford County, KY
Education:           West Point, 1848
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:    December 16, 1863
Place of Death:   Washington, DC
Buried At:           Arlington National Cemetery

Major Battles:       Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg

Interesting Fact(s):    Buford's cavalry division, arriving in Gettysburg, PA on July 1, was able to hold a division of A.P. Hill's Corps, northwest of town, until John Reynold's I Corps arrived on the field.  This allowed the Union army time to fortify on Cemetery Ridge, south of GettysburgGettysburg would be Buford's last campaign, as he would die, in Washington, DC, of typhoid fever.

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