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army officer

Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, American army officer.

Background

Buford, Napoleon Bonaparte was born on January 13, 1807 in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States. Son of John and Mary (Hickman) Buford.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1827.

Career

Commissioned Lieutenant artillery United States Army 1827. Assistant professor natural and experimental philosophy United States Military Academy, 1834-1835, secretary board visitors, 1850. Commd, colonel 27th Illinois Volunteers, 1861, participating in operations in Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, 1861.

Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteer, 1862, major general, 1865. Superintendent Federal Union Mining Company, Colorado, 1866. United States commissioner Indian affairs, 1867.

A founder Chicago Society Sons of Va.

Connections

Married Sarah Childs. Married second, Nancy Anne Greenwood.

father:
John Buford

mother:
Mary (Hickman) Buford

spouses:
Sarah Childs

Nancy Anne Greenwood.