The Resource A sketch of Brigadier General Thomas T. Munford and Lieutenant Colonel Gus W. Dorsey

A sketch of Brigadier General Thomas T. Munford and Lieutenant Colonel Gus W. Dorsey

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A sketch of Brigadier General Thomas T. Munford and Lieutenant Colonel Gus W. Dorsey, 1901
Title
A sketch of Brigadier General Thomas T. Munford and Lieutenant Colonel Gus W. Dorsey
Inclusive dates
1901
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eng
Summary
  • Two original typescripts of a presentation about Brigadier General Thomas Taylor Munford and Lieutenant Colonel Gustavus Warfield Dorsey given to Colonel R.S. Turk by Frank Dorsey on 22 Feb. 1901. Includes the narrative (38 pages) and a roster of 1st Virginia Cavalry, Company K, C.S.A., and 1st Maryland Cavalry, C.S.A
  • Narrative of the "Old Brigade" including mentions of T.T. Munford (1831-1918), "Gus" Dorsey (1839-1911), Major General Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905), and Lieutenant General Wade Hampton (1818-1902). Includes handwritten additions by Gus Dorsey and other veterans. Also contains three transcribed letters from T.T. Munford to Col. Dorsey, William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) to Wade Hampton, Wade Hampton to William T. Sherman. The narrative spans the entire war but focusses on the last 2 years of the war. Highlights include a previously unpublished eyewitness account of the wounding and death of General J.E.B. Stuart (1833-1864), General Munford's farewell letter to his troops, primary source accounts on the Battle of Five Forks (1865), and stories related to the Appomattox campaign
  • The Roster lists 188 men and includes a claim that "all the official data of the 1st Maryland Cavalry was burnt with the wagon train by the Yanks, April 5, 1865, which makes the list of killed, wounded and missing very incomplete. Company K was comprised solely of Marylanders who joined the Confederacy early in the war. This company was one of the twelve which made up the famous 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment commanded by then Colonel J.E.B. Stuart. The unit was transferred to the 1st Maryland Cavalry in August 1864 and came under the command of Gus Dorsey. The 1st Maryland along with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Virginia Cavalry Regiments made up the 2nd Brigade of Cavalry commanded by Thomas T. Munford
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Biographical or historical data
Frank Dorsey resided in Baltimore, Maryland and wrote for the CONFEDERATE VETERAN serial on several occasions including a piece recalling Gustavus W. Dorsey's remembrances of the death of J.E.B. Stuart. He died sometime between 1910 and 1919 as he is mentioned as the "late Frank Dorsey" in a 1919 issue of the CONFEDERATE VETERAN.
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Vi
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A sketch of Brigadier General Thomas T. Munford and Lieutenant Colonel Gus W. Dorsey
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  • The Library of Virginia
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49
Immediate source of acquisition
McGowan Book Company
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000499197
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leaves.

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