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army officer

John Buford, American army officer.

Background

Buford, John was born on March 4, 1826 in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States. Son of John and Anne (Bannister) Watson Buford.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1848.

Career

Brevetted to Second lieutenant United States Army, 1848, second in command Lieutenant, 1849, First lieutenant, 1853, regimental g.m., 1855. Frontier duty, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas. Took part in Sioux Expedition, 1855.

Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1862, assigned to cavalry. Wounded at Battle of Centerville, 1862. Chief cavalry Army of Potomac, 1862.

Served in battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg. Promoted major general volunteers shortly before death.

Connections

Married Martha McDonald Duke, May 9, 1854.

father:
John Buford

mother:
Anne (Bannister) Watson Buford

spouse:
Martha McDonald Duke