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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2022 7:58 p.m. PST

…Commander, Colonel Thomas Taylor Munford


"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…"

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A close associate and ally of other abolitionists including John Brown, Harriet Tubman, Colonels Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Robert G. Shaw, Montgomery led his African-American regiment along with Tubman and other civilians in the 1863 Combahee River raid, which freed almost 800 slaves from South Carolina plantations. He then commanded a brigade in the siege of Fort Wagner, near Charleston…"

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2022 3:47 p.m. PST

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