John Buford - Quotes

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We entered Gettysburg in the afternoon, just in time to meet the enemy entering the town, and in good season to drive him back before his getting a foothold. ---->>>

During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31, there has been no shirking or hesitation, to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen; the brigade commanders reported none. ---->>>

I am disgusted and worn out with the system that seems to prevail. ---->>>

The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme.

The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme.

General: I attempted to take Williamsport yesterday, but found too large a force of infantry and artillery. After a long fight, I withdrew to this place. ---->>>

I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command.

I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command.

If the regulars are to be put together, I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders. ---->>>

Found everybody in a terrible state of excitement on account of the enemy's advance upon this place. ---->>>

I can do nothing with the enemy save observe him. ---->>>

There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason. ---->>>

If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops. ---->>>

It is too late; now I wish I could live. ---->>>

Shortly after this, I placed my command on our extreme left, to watch and fight the enemy should he make another attack, and went to Cemetary Hill for observation. ---->>>

I have not been able to get any grain yet. It is all in the country, and the people talk instead of working. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: March 4, 1826
Birthplace:
Die: December 16, 1863
Occupation: Soldier
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John Buford, Jr. (March 4, 1826 – December 16, 1863) was a United States Army cavalry officer. He fought for the Union as a brigadier general during the American Civil War. Buford is best known for having played a major role in the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 while in command of a division (wikipedia)