Unhonored Service

The Life of Lee's Senior Cavalry Commander, Colonel Thomas Taylor Munford, CSA

Sheridan Barringer

Munford was the senior cavalry colonel in the Lee's ANV. He not a member of the West Point elite and was repeatedly overlooked for promotion to brig. gen., despite having commanded a brigade in many battles and a division at the end of the war.
Date Published :
April 2022
Publisher :
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Contributor(s) :
Eric Wittenberg
Language:
English
Illustration :
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781945602214
Pages : 428
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781945602221
Pages : 428
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Overview
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Thomas Taylor Munford was the most senior, and likely the most important, cavalry colonel in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. As a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Munford was well placed, but not a member of the West Point military elite. This likely contributed to his being overlooked repeatedly for promotion to brigadier general, despite having commanded Fitzhugh Lee's brigade in some of the war's most important battles and commanding a division at the end of the war. Bitterness over these snubs and other issues led to Munford's famous feud with Major General Thomas L. Rosser, the subject of author Sheridan Barringer's previous work. Col. Munford wrote prolifically about his experiences in the war and provided much insight into important officers within the cavalry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. This is a biography worthy of shelf space in the library of every serious student of the American Civil War.

About The Author
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Sheridan R. “Butch” Barringer lives with his wife Pam in Newport News, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech and worked as a mechanical engineer and project manager for nearly four decades with NASA’s Langley Research Center. Butch’s interests include the Civil War, with an emphasis on the cavalry, physics, cosmology, and reading. Butch is the author of Fighting for General Lee: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade (2016). He is currently working on a biography of Confederate Colonel Thomas T. Munford.

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