General Abraham Buford, C.S.A. (1820-1884)

Buford graduated from West Point in 1841 and was brevetted for gallantry during the Mexican War. He resigned from the army in 1854. He started raising thoroughbred horses and cattle on a farm in Kentucky. He remained neutral when the Civil War broke out until 1862, and then was commissioned a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. He commanded the Kentucky infantry and cavalry regiments. After the war, he became renowned for breeding thoroughbreds and also served in the Kentucky legislature.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES02944
Photographer:
Maker Unknown
Height:
1462px
Width:
1225px
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