John Buford, Jr. was a Union cavalry officer during the American Civil War, with a prominent role at the start of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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“I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command.”
“The devil's to pay!”
“I can do nothing with the enemy save observe him.”
“I sent him word I was a captain in the United States Army and I intend to remain one.”
“If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops.”
“The inhabitants knew of my arrival and the position of the enemy camp, yet not one of them gave me a particle of information.”
“There is so much apathy... that I wish to be relieved from the Army of the Potomac.”
“I am disgusted and worn out with the system that seems to prevail.”
“Within forty eight hours the concentration of both armies will take place on a field within view and a great battle will be fought.”
“Found everybody in a terrible state of excitement on account of the enemy's advance upon this place.”
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