★ ★  Buford, John

John Buford Jr.


Born: March 4, 1826

Birthplace: Woodford County, Kentucky

Father: Colonel John Buford Sr. 1778 – 1847
(Buried: Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois)​

Mother: Ann B. Watson

Wife: Martha McDowell “Pattie” Duke 1830 – 1903
(Buried: Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky)​


James Duke Buford 1855 – 1874​
(Buried: Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky)​
Pattie McDowell Duke Buford 1857 – 1863​
(Buried: Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky)​


1848: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (16th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1848 – 1849: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 1st Dragoons​
1848 – 1849: Frontier Duty at Fort Scott, Kansas​
1849 – 1851: Served in New Mexico​
1849 – 1853: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1852 – 1853: Served at Fort Mason, Texas​
1853: Served at San Antonio, Texas​
1853 – 1859: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1853: Served at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas​
1853: Served at Fort Mason, Texas​
1854 – 1855: Garrison Duty at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri​
1855 – 1858: Quartermaster of U.S. Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1855: Served in the Sioux Natives Expedition​
1855: Served at Blue Water, Nebraska against Natives​
1855 – 1856: Served at Fort Riley, Kansas​
1856 – 1857: Served in the Bloody Kansas Disturbances​
1857 – 1858: Served in the Utah Expedition​
1859: Served on Detached Service in Washington, D.C.​
1859 – 1863: Captain United States Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1859: Conductor of Recruits for U.S. Army in Oregon​
1859 – 1861: Served at Fort Crittenden, Utah Territory​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Major and Assistant Inspector General in Union Army​
1861 – 1862: Served on Inspection Duty for Army​
1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General, Union Army Cavalry​
1862: Served in the Skirmish at Madison Court House in Virginia​
1862: Served in the Action at Kelly’s Ford, Virginia​
1862: Served in the action at Thoroughfare Gap​
1862: Wounded in the knee Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Chief of Cavalry for Army of the Potomac in Maryland​
1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Served in the March to Falmouth, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Served in Stoneman’s Raid toward Richmond, Virginia​
1863: Served at the fighting at Beverly Ford​
1863: Served in the Skirmishing at Aldie on June 17th
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Served in the Pursuit of the Enemy after Lee’s retreat​
1863: Served in the Operations in Central Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Bristoe Station, Virginia​
1863: Suffered from effects of rheumatism not able to mount horse​
1863: Suffered from the effects of typhoid fever​
1863: Leave of Absence from the Army due to being on sick leave​
1863: Major General Union Army Volunteers Cavalry received on his deathbed​

Died: December 16, 1863

Time of Death:
2:00 PM

Place of Death: Home of General George Stoneman in Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever

Age at time of Death: 37 years old

Burial Place: West Point Post Cemetery, West Point, New York

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