Thomas Taylor Munford(1831 - 1918)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: Robertson's Brigade
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
After graduating from VMI he was a cotton planter in Mississippi; farmer in Bedford Co. VA before the War.
In the Antietam Campaign:
At Crampton's Gap of the South Mountain, with about 800 men, dismounted, he made a gallant defense against the advance of a Federal corps. At Sharpsburg he was actively engaged on the 17th and 18th, on Lee's right wing, guarding the lower fords of the Antietam, crossed the Potomac in the presence of the enemy, and defended the retreat from Boteler's ford.
(quoted from Confederate Military History, excerpted online)
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed Brigadier General in November 1864; took command of Fitzhugh Lee's division and fought at Five Forks, High Bridge, Sayler's Creek, and Appomattox.
After the War:
Iron manufacturer and farmer; President, VMI Board of Visitors, 1884-1888.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: VMI Archives, online
|Birth Date: 3/29/1831 Place of Birth: Richmond, VA |
College: Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Graduating Year: 1852
Death Date: 2/27/1918 Death Place: Uniontown, AL Burial Place: Lynchburg, Virginia
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