General Napoleon Bonaparte Buford
 was born January 13 1807 and was the son of John Buford and his first wife Mary Hickman.  They lived in Woodford County, Kentucky until moving to Rock Island Illinois.
He was chosen to attend West Point Military Academy from July 1, 1823 until graduating as brevet 2nd Lieutenant in 1827.
He studied Law at Harvard after graduating from West Point with the permission of the War Department.

Below you will find the letters written to the War Department requesting admission into West Point.



To learn more about this extraordinary man please turn to page 365 through 494 in my "Buford Families in America" book published in 2005.

Although there are several letters of interest in my book, I found the following in the Library of Congress that I found very interesting and hope you will do the same:

July 25, 1862

December 19,1862


December 27,1862

April 28,1863


BUFORD Families in America Book 2005

Addendum to Buford Book 2005


Simeon R. Buford

John Quincy Adams Buford




And my ALL-TIME favorite ~ TRIVIA