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- Certificate to Thomas T. Munford for membership in the Societe of Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute. The certificate is in French and contains a lithograph of the Virginia Military Institute made by P. S. Duval and Co., Lithographers, Philadelphia. The Societe of Cadets was a literary society formed in the winter of 1839-1840 to encourage public speaking, reading, and writing. A negative of this item is filed in the picture collection as A9-7918
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- Thomas Taylor Munford was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1831, the son of George Wythe Munford, the Secretary of the Commonwealth. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1852 and was a planter in the years leading up to the Civil War. On 8 May 1861, he was commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel of the 13th Mounted Infantry and after the First Battle of Bull Run was named Colonel of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry. Munford was appointed a Brigadier General in November 1864. After the war, he returned to planting and from 1884-1888 served as president of VMI's Board of Visitors. He died on 27 February 1918 in Uniontown, Alabama.
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