General John Buford CDV

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Featured here is a scarce wet plate, albumen 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite photo of Union General John Buford. This piece has superb quality and shows the General in a half-view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. In overall very fine condition. A stunning and desirable photo for your collection indeed.


Union general (1826–1863). In the Second Bull Run campaign, Buford was so badly wounded that he was reported dead. During the Antietam campaign, he acted as chief of cavalry of the Army of the Potomac under McClellan, and at Fredericksburg under Burnside. On July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, it was Buford’s troopers that fired the first shots of the battle. Buford was stricken with typhoid fever during the Rappahannock campaign and died in Washington on December 16, 1863. His commission of major general was presented to him on his deathbed.

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