Categories Historic America Photography Now I Wish I Could Live Post author By Michael Kleen Post date August 29, 2019 No Comments on Now I Wish I Could Live Monument to Maj. Gen. John Buford (1826-1863) in West Point Cemetery, 329 Washington Road in West Point, New York. Buford commanded a cavalry division in the Army of the Potomac and famously delayed Confederate forces in the opening phase of the Battle of Gettysburg to allow time for Union reinforcements to arrive. He contracted typhoid fever in December 1863 and died soon after. When informed of his deathbed promotion to major general, he replied, “It is too late, now I wish I could live.” Rate this:Share this:EmailTweetShare on TumblrPrintMorePocketTelegramWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... Related Tags American Civil War, cemetery, New York ← The 1814 Pultneyville Raid → Hippie Paul Bunyon What are your thoughts? Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.