Reorganization of the Cavalry.
On the 10th of November, 1862, the cavalry brigades were reorganized and W. H. F. Lee
and W. E. Jones
were promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General
, Colonel Thomas T. Munford
who had so ably commanded Robertson
's brigade as we have shown, was transferred with his regiment to Fitz Lee
's brigade, which he afterwards commanded in so many engagements.
The officers and men of his command soon learned to appreciate his soldierly bearing and gave him loyal support, while his excellent qualities of head and heart endeared him to all who were thrown in social intercourse with him. In winter quarters and around camp fires the non-commissioned officers and privates conversed as freely with him as they would have in the social circle of their own homes.
A private of my own company, who was detailed as a courier to Colonel Munford
, when he returned to his command, never tired of telling his messmates how kind and considerate the General
was to the private soldiers of his command.
Perhaps in this respect the Confederate army differed from every other army in the world, and was in striking contrast with the Federal
, chiefly because that army was composed in good part of foreigners.
In a regiment captured by my brigade, a half-dozen different languages were spoken, and it was a ludicrous scene to witness their efforts at conversation.