On June 30, 1863, Brig. General John Buford and his cavalry entered the small town of Gettysburg. Buford quickly realized that a large force of Confederates were maneuvering into a tactically superior position.
Two great armies were about to clash.
The lay of the land was, for Buford, a crystal ball into the next day’s battle.
A most excellent post, both on the Civil War, and contemporary issues.