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McPherson Ridge: Buford and Reynolds Make a Stand Page7

(7-01)  Monument to Gen. John Buford whose cavalry fought a delaying action until the 1st Corps arrived on the field. The cannon at far left fired the opening cannon shot of the battle. Looking west toward Herr Ridge Monument: In memory of Major General John Buford Comdg. 1st Div. Cav. Corps Army of the Potomac who with the first inspiration of a cavalry officer selected this battlefield July 1st, 1863

(7-01) The four cannon guarding the base of the statue belonged to Horse Battery "A" 2d U.S. Artillery. This piece was the opening gun of the battle. Fired from this spot under the personal direction of Gen. Buford. July First 1863



(7-01) Detail of Gen. John Buford

(7-01) Detail Maj. Gen. John Reynolds. Killed at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863

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