Brigadier General John Buford Monument (Gettysburg)

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Brigadier General John Buford Monument

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MONUMENT PROFILE
  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: McPherson’s Ridge, Chambersburg Pike (U.S. Route 30) at Meredith Avenue
  • Leader of: 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, AoP
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 50' 16.44", -77° 15' 5.76"
  • Biography: John Buford
MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Artists:
    • Sculptor: James Edward Kelly
    • Founder: Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company
  • Erected: 1892
  • Dedicated: July 1, 1895
  • Dimensions:
    • Sculpture: H. 9 ft.
    • Upper base: 5 x 4 x 4 ft.
    • Lower base: 2 x 5 x 5 ft.
  • Description: A standing bronze portrait of General Buford looking out to the west as he did in 1863 when three thousand cavalrymen of his division prepared to meet the advance of Robert E. Lee's army. He holds a pair of binoculars in his raised proper right hand. Next to each corner of the base there is a three inch ordnance rifle tube mounted on a granite block.
MONUMENT TEXT
From the front of the monument:
IN MEMORY OF
MAJOR GENERAL
JOHN BUFORD
COMDG. 1ST DIV. CAV. CORPS
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
WHO WITH THE
FIRST INSPIRATION OF
A CAVALRY OFFICER
SELECTED THIS BATTLEFIELD
JULY 1ST, 1863.

From the rear:
FROM THIS CREST
WAS FIRED
THE OPENING GUN
OF THE BATTLE:
ONE OF THE FOUR CANNON
AT THE BASE OF
THIS MEMORIAL.​


ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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LOC Photo, Taken between 1900 and 1906


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Original Published Date:
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