Overview

John Buford

(1826—1863)


Related Overviews

Civil War

John Pope (1822—1892)

Battle of Gettysburg

Abraham Lincoln (1809—1865) American Republican statesman

 

'John Buford' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Warfare and Defence

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1826–63) Union army officer, born in Woodford County, Kentucky. During the Civil War, Buford commanded a cavalry brigade under Maj. Gen. John Pope, and was appointed chief of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac. In 1863, he distinguished himself at Gettysburg. At the request of President Abraham Lincoln, Buford was promoted to major general shortly before his death.

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.