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 His conduct received the generous recognition of Generals Longstreet and Beauregard in their official reports. During the Seven Days campaign before Richmond he served upon the volunteer staff of General Longstreet, but his wound prevented further service at the head of his regiment. In May, 1864, he was temporarily assigned to duty in organizing and placing in the field the reserve forces of Virginia, under General Kemper, and was put in command of the rendezvous of reserves at Richmond. Later in the year, being promoted brigadier-general, he was given command of the First brigade, Virginia reserves, part of the force of Lieutenant-General Ewell, in command of the department of Richmond. After the close of the struggle he returned to Richmond, and all the fruits of his former business success having been swept away, he engaged in insurance agency, which was his occupation until his death, February 20, 1883.
Brigadier-General Thomas Taylor Munford, a distinguished cavalry officer of the army of Northern Virginia, was born at the city of Richmond, in 1831, the son of Col. George Wythe Munford, for twenty-five years secretary of the commonwealth. He was graduated at the Virginia military institute in 1852, and until the outbreak of the war, was mainly engaged as a planter. He went into the Confederate service as lieutenant-colonel of the Thirtieth Virginia mounted infantry, organized at Lynchburg, May 8, 1861, and mustered in by Col. Jubal A. Early. This was the first mounted regiment organized in Virginia, and under the command of Col. R. C. W. Radford, was in Beauregard's army at the battle of First Manassas. Subsequently it was entitled the Second regiment of cavalry, General Stuart's regiment being numbered First, at the reorganization under Stuart, when Munford was promoted colonel of the regiment. On the field of Manassas he had commanded three squadrons composed of the Black Horse, Chesterfield, and Wise troops, the Franklin rangers, and three independent companies, and pursued the enemy further than any other command, capturing many prisoners and ten rifled guns, which he turned over to President Davis at Manassas. His career as a cavalry officer thus brilliantly begun continued throughout the war, and was notable for faithful service in whatever command was allotted him. In the spring
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