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General: I attempted to take Williamsport yesterday, but found too large a force of infantry and artillery. After a long fight, I withdrew to this place. John Buford#Artillery 70
John Buford#Artillery 70
There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason. John Buford#Anything 67
John Buford#Anything 67
It is too late; now I wish I could live. John Buford#Wish 65
John Buford#Wish 65
The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme. John Buford#Behavior 64
John Buford#Behavior 64
I can do nothing with the enemy save observe him. John Buford#Enemy 61
John Buford#Enemy 61
Shortly after this, I placed my command on our extreme left, to watch and fight the enemy should he make another attack, and went to Cemetary Hill for observation. John Buford#Another 53
John Buford#Another 53
If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops. John Buford#Choice 44
John Buford#Choice 44
During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31, there has been no shirking or hesitation, to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen; the brigade commanders reported none. John Buford#Brigade 43
John Buford#Brigade 43
We entered Gettysburg in the afternoon, just in time to meet the enemy entering the town, and in good season to drive him back before his getting a foothold. John Buford#Afternoon 28
John Buford#Afternoon 28
I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command. John Buford#Brave 22
John Buford#Brave 22
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