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    Union General John Buford Clipped Signature with Two Cartes de Visite. Buford's ink signature (2.25" x 1.25") includes his rank. The two CDVs feature the brigadier general in uniform; one bears the printed imprint on the reverse of Brady's National Photographic Galleries, while the other that of E. & H. T. Anthony. The images bear minor stains and fading.

    General John Buford participated in several major battles during the Civil War. His role in the Battle of Gettysburg is particularly noteworthy since he chose the location of Gettysburg for battle on June 30 when, knowing that a larger Confederate force was nearby, he rode into the quiet town and seized the highest ground. The Kentuckian died of an illness (likely typhoid) on December 16, 1863, shortly after learning that President Lincoln had promoted him to major general.


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    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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