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other duties falling to officers at frontier posts, far distant from railroad or telegraph, all tended to temper and sharpen the blades that were to point the path of glory to thousands destined to ride under the war-guidons of Sheridan, Stuart, Buford, Pleasonton, Fitzhugh Lee, Stanley, Wilson, Merritt, Gregg, and others — all graduates of the service school of the Plains. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the military conditions in the two sections were very unequal. The South began the ser of the month, in efforts to penetrate the cavalry screen which protected each army in its northward progress, culminating on the first day of July at Gettysburg in the masterly handling of two small brigades of cavalry. It was here that General Buford delayed the advance of a division of Confederate infantry for more than two hours, winning for himself, in the opinion of a foreign military critic, The Comte de Paris in The Civil War in America. the honor of having with the inspiration
eadquarters had been on Fleetwood Hill from which, however, he had, luckily, removed his baggage at an early hour. General Buford's force of Federal cavalry which crossed at Beverly Ford was, in the opinion of all of us, quite enough to satisfy the Confederate army, waiting for the waters to fall. Cavalry engagements, of more or less severity, with the divisions of Buford and Kilpatrick, took place at Boonesboro, Beaver Creek, Funkstown, and in A restful scene at General McDowell's headquing its way with celerity and vigor toward Culpeper, captured three guns of the Confederate horse artillery. On the 22d, Buford encountered Stuart at Jack's shop, in Madison County, and a fierce engagement occupied the divisions of both Buford and KBuford and Kilpatrick, with the result that Stuart withdrew across the Rapidan. In October, General Lee entered upon what is known as the Bristoe campaign, which aimed at turning the right flank of the Federal army in Culpeper County. To cover this movement,
of small cavalry battles. On September 16th the Army of the Potomac crossed the Rappahannock and took position near Culpeper Court House. During the next few weeks the cavalry was actively engaged in reconnoitering duty. On October 10th General John Buford was sent across the Rappahannock with the First Cavalry Division (consisting of the Eighth Illinois, Twelfth Illinois, four companies Third Indiana, six companies Eighth New York, Sixth New York, Ninth New York, Seventeenth Pennsylvania, and Third West Virginia, two companies) to uncover, if possible, the upper fords of the river. Buford forced a passage over the Germanna Ford, and bivouacked that night at Morton's Ford, where he recrossed the Rapidan and engaged a body of the enemy. At daylight on October 14th, the Confederates attacked Gregg's Second Cavalry Division, but he held his position tenaciously while General Warren got the Second Corps across Cedar Run. It seldom took over a few hours to rebuild one of these bridge
of the war. It virtually made the Union cavalry. Buford's division of the Federal cavalry corps accompanied dash into Maryland. Under cover of a heavy fog, Buford's column crossed the river at four o'clock in the mregg by way of the ford at Rappahannock Bridge, and Buford by Beverly Ford. But as the order was about to be Passing by without comment the splendid stand of Buford's dismounted troops covering the approaches to the y dispelled. Late in the afternoon of July 1st General Buford had received orders from General Howard to go to General Doubleday's support. Buford's cavalry lay at that time a little west of the cemetery. Though vastl outnumbered by the advancing Confederate infantry, Buford formed his men for the charge. The Confederates imallen and wounded, and jump over them if possible. Buford's threatened charge was a successful ruse. Two while six companies of the regiment participated in Buford's stand at Gettysburg. enemy's cavalry, and in de
ficers in the United States army. Major-General John Buford General Buford was one of the forGeneral Buford was one of the foremost cavalry leaders of the North. He is credited by many with having chosen the field on which thWhile in command of a cavalry Brigade in 1862, Buford was wounded in the second battle of Bull Run. s History of the Civil War in America : It was Buford who selected the battlefield where the two armeveloped and transmitted by them. Such men as Buford are not the fruit of chance. Springing, as heme from Cemetery Hill the position occupied by Buford at this critical juncture, and assured me thaton this day, and throughout this campaign. To Buford was assigned the post of danger and responsibir Meade nor Lee had any knowledge of it. . . . Buford, who, when he arrived on the evening of 30th, an officer of so much experience, revealed to Buford the approach of the enemy. Knowing that Reynoery respect, the fate of the campaign. It was Buford who selected the battlefield where the two arm[3 more...]