General John Buford

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Tonight Iam starting General John Buford A Military Biography written by Edward G. Longacre. I purchased the book some time ago and it has been sitting on my shelf unread.

I have not seen many books about Buford and an wondering what track Mr. Longacre will take.

So what are forum members view of General Buford? Being from Kentucky, did he give any thought of casting his lot with the Confederacy? I expect in a couple days I will know a whole lot more about Buford.
 

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Look forward to hearing what you think of the book. Might have to go on my list.

Interesting character this chap. Was instrumental at Gettysburg on the first day. Held up the confederates until Reynolds could get his corps up.

His cousin, Abraham, fought for the Confederacy and was a breeder of thoroughbred horses. He lost everything though (forget how). The farm is still there today as a breeding operation.
 

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I have always thought that Buford was an exceptional leader of men and a true horseman. I have not read any criticisms of him and in fact both friends and foes had great respect for him and his actions. The country was robbed of his worth with his early death in December of 1863.
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