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Conflict Period:
Civil War (Confederate) 1
Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
Brigadier General 2
Birth:
29 Mar 1831 2
Richmond, Virginia 2
Death:
27 Feb 1918 2
Uniontown, AL 2
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Full Name:
Thomas Taylor Munford 2
Full Name:
Thomas T Munford 1
Birth:
29 Mar 1831 2
Richmond, Virginia 2
Death:
27 Feb 1918 2
Uniontown, AL 2
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Civil War (Confederate) 1

Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
Brigadier General 2
Enlistment Date:
1861 1
Military Unit:
Second Cavalry 1
State:
Virginia 1

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  • Early Life
    Thomas Taylor Munford, born March 29, 1831 at Richmond, Virginia. Parents: George Wythe Munford and Lucy Singleton Taylor. 
  • VMI record
    Enrolled at VMI on July 30, 1849; was graduated in July 1852, standing 14th in a class of 24.
  • Marriage
    1st- In 1853, Henrietta Tayloe (died 1863)
    2nd- In 1866, Emma Tayloe
  • Pre-Civil War
    Cotton planter in Mississippi; farmer in Bedford Co. VA.
  • Civil War
    Lt. Col., 13th Virginia Mounted Infantry; Col., 2nd Virginia Cavalry; in the Shenandoah Valley served under Jackson, succeeded Turner Ashby, fought at Cross Keys, Harrisonburg, White Oak Swamp, 2nd Manassas, Antietam; appointed Brigadier General November 1864; took command of Fitzhugh Lee's division and fought at Five Forks, High Bridge, Sayler's Creek, and Appomattox.
  • Post-war
    Iron manufacturer and farmer; President, VMI Board of Visitors, 1884-1888; died February 27, 1918 at the home of his son in Uniontown, Alabama; buried Lynchburg, Virginia

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