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Name:John Ridley Buford
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:John Ridley Buford, Class of 1864. Born-8 September 1840 in Louisville, AL Matriculated from Clayton, AL At VMI 1 year. Military Record: Drillmaster in Richmond during the spring of 1861. Enlisted for 3 years on 30 April 1862 at Eufaula, AL as Pvt (Capt R.F. Kolb's Company, Alabama Artillery). Made Sgt. Made 1st Sgt on 1 July 1862. Reduced to ranks on 4 November 1862. Transferred to Eufaula, AL Artillery on 17 October 1863. In the hospital in Union Springs, AL from September to November of 1864. Admitted to St. Mary's Hospital, West Point, MS on 15 December 1864 with colitis. Surrendered under the agreement signed 4 May 1865 at Citronelle, AL. Paroled in Meridian, MS on 10 May 1865. Post War Career: Civil Engineer. Moved to Brazil soon after the war. A 1912 photograph shows him with fellow exiles in Brazil where he died sometime after 3 June 1913. Died- Unknown
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