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T. T. Munford

T. T. Munford

Confederate (CSA)


Thomas Taylor Munford

(1831 - 1918)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Class of 1852

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: Robertson's (Munford's) Brigade


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

After graduating from VMI he was a cotton planter in Mississippi; farmer in Bedford Co. VA before the War.

On the 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 rest 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 & notes

Source: VMI Archives, online


3/29/1831; Richmond, VA


2/27/1918; Uniontown, AL; burial in Lynchburg, Virginia