General John Buford (1826-1863)

John Buford graduated from West Point 16th in the class of 1848. Buford was wounded in action at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run and would never fully recover from this wound. At the outset of the Battle of Gettysburg Buford recognized the importance of the defensible ground in the vicinity and led his dismounted cavalrymen against Confederate forces. He was brevetted major general.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES02948
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
885px
Width:
606px
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