Originally Posted by mgronski
Buford himself felt so after P'ton was chosen head of Cav AOP. No doubt he was superior to P'ton so what do you think caused him being passed over?
I'm answering this again because after doing some reading of Edward Longacre's Lincoln's Cavalrymen, Buford might've been passed over because of his Kentucky roots. Longacre mentions this at least twice in reference to Buford's being passed over or being relegated to unimportant commands. Neither Stoneman or Pleasanton seem to have realized just how good Buford was in the field.
What I can't figure out is why being from Kentucky would be held against Buford.
After all, Kentucky didn't secede and it furnished quite a few regiments for the Union Army. 60 from my reading on the subject.