Southern Historical Society Papers.
Vol. XXXII. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1904.
[The portrait, in oil, of General Thomas T. Munford
, Confederate States
Cavalry, a striking life-likeness, executed by Bernard Gutman
, of Lynchburg, Virginia
, was presented on Friday evening, March 24, 1899, to Robert E. Lee
Camp, No. 1, Confederate Veterans, in a chaste address by Major Samuel Griffin
of Bedford City, Virginia, who served as Adjutant-General
on the staff of General Munford
It was evidently, as stated by the speaker, ‘a labor of love,’ and was in glowing eulogy of the personal virtues and valor of the distinguished cavalry leader.
The description of the disbanding of General Munford
's famous command after the memorable surrender of April 9, 1865, was highly pathetic.
The speaker said, in conclusion, that he could not refrain from a passing tribute to the signal gallantry on the field of battle, he had so often witnessed in his old comrade Captain Lamb
, who was to follow him in accepting the portrait of their beloved commander.
The remarks of Captain Lamb
were in deep feeling and unostentatiously characteristic of ,him.
They embody many details of history of intrinsic value as the testimony of a participant in momentous campaigns and engagements covering the period of the stupendous struggle of the South
the oft-re-elected, efficient and popular representative of the third district in our National Congress, in his exemplified merit is well-known to our people.
The occasion was highly enjoyed by a large and intelligent audience comprehending leading ladies and gentlemen of our city and