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VMI's Civil War Generals
Thomas T. Munford, Class of 1852

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  • Biographical InformationThomas T. Munford photo
    • 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