Munford Sr., William, Lt. Colonel, VA - Forgotten Officer Friday


Brigadier General
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Apr 11, 2016
South Carolina
Rev. William Munford Sr.:
Born: August 16, 1829

Birthplace: Richmond Virginia
Father: Colonel George Wythe Munford 1803 – 1882
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Mother: Lucy Singleton Taylor 1811 – 1835
(Buried: Shockoe Hill Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Wife: Mary Frances “Fannie” Ball 1847 – 1911
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Brother: Brig. General Thomas Taylor Munford 1831 – 1918
(Buried: Spring Hill Cemetery Lynchburg Virginia)

Eliza Ball Munford Kennedy 1875 – 1909
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Elizabeth Ellis Munford 1875 – 1953
(Buried: Saint Anne’s Cedar Bluff Cemetery Annapolis Maryland)
William Munford Jr. 1876 – 1897
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Lucy Taylor Munford Upshur 1878 – 1952
(Buried: U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery Annapolis Maryland)
Susan Allen Munford 1879 – 1954
(Buried: Saint Anne’s Cedar Bluff Cemetery Annapolis Maryland)
George Wythe Munford 1881 – 1937
(Buried: Saint Anne’s Cemetery Annapolis Maryland)
Rosalie Rhett Munford 1882 – 1886
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Dallas Texas)

Attended University of Virginia

Occupation before War:
Not Known possibly a minister
Officer in Richmond Light infantry Blues and 1st​ Virginia Militia

Civil War Career:
Assistant Secretary of Commonwealth of Virginia
1861: Lt. Colonel of 17th​ Virginia Infantry Regiment
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 24th​ Virginia Infantry Regiment
1862: Dropped as Lt. Colonel from 24th​ Virginia Infantry in April.
1862: Volunteer Aide to Longstreet at Battle of Gaines Mill Virginia
Private in Otey’s Virginia Artillery Battery

Occupation after War:
Episcopal Minister in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Maryland

March 8, 1904
Place of Death: Annapolis Maryland
Age at time of Death: 74 years old
Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia