Accession Number:

ADA250501

Title:

Buford at Gettysburg

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-13

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

During the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, then Brigadier General John Buford commanded the First Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, U.S.A. He is generally credited with determining the importance of, and holding the ground near Gettysburg for the coming battle. This study examines the controversies surrounding Bufords actions and discusses whether the controversies have overshadowed the importance of the lessons to be learned from the events.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE