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General John Buford, commander of a Union Calvary force consisting of 2,500 men, sat horseback on a hill located in the Gettysburg town cemetery on June 30, 1863 and watched thousands of Confederate infantry march out of the town. Buford’s job to scout for and locate the enemy was now accomplished. Instinctively, Buford recognized that the whole of General Robert E. Lee’s Northern Virginia Army was now joined on the outskirts of Gettysburg. Buford also realized that he now sat on the high ground and that Lee’s army had only one way to pass through the town and that was below the high ground. Buford also had a choice to make – he could return to the main Union Army base and report on Lee’s

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