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Young Marshall Moody
Birth: Jun. 23, 1822
Death: Sep. 18, 1866

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Entered the Confederate Army at the beginning of the Civil War as a Captain in the 11th Alabama Infantry, who’s Major was Archibald Gracie. In late 1861 the two officers helped recruit and organize the 43rd Alabama Infantry, which was accepted into Confederate service in February 1862 with Gracie as its Colonel and Young Moody as its Lieutenant Colonel. After the 43rd’s first taste of combat in Tennessee in August 1862, he was promoted to Colonel and commander of the unit when Archibald Gracie was advanced to Brigadier General and brigade commander. He led the 43rd Alabama in the fall 1862 Campaign in Kentucky and at Cumberland Gap in East Tennessee in the winter of 1862-1863. In the September 20, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, he led the 43rd Alabama in the a valiant assault on the Union position at Snodgrass Hill, and received high praise for his performance from Generals Gracie and William Preston. He continued to lead the regiment though November and December 1863 campaigns around Knoxville, Tennessee, and was still in command when the brigade was ordered to Virginia in May 1864 to serve under General Pierre G.T. Beauregard. In the subsequent May 1864 Battle of Drewey’s Bluff, he was severely wounded, but returned from his injuries in time to join the unit in the trenches defending Petersburg, Virginia in the fall of 1864. In December he assumed command of the brigade when General Gracie was killed by a Union artillery shell. Promoted to Brigadier General, PACS in March 1865, he led the brigade until the end of the war, and was paroled at the surrender at Appomattox in April 1865. Becoming a businessman soon after the ending of hostilities, he died in New Orleans, Louisiana after contracting yellow fever. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 

Cause of death: Yellow Fever
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Nov 11, 2002
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