BG Young Marshall Moody

   Young Marshall Moody  

 Young Marshall Moody was born on January 23, 1822 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.  In 1842 he moved to Alabama where he worked as a teacher, merchant, and between 1856 and 1861, clerk of the circuit court of Marengo County, Alabama.

He entered Confederate States Army service as captain of Company A of the 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment on June 11, 1861.  Moody served with the 11th Alabama Infantry in northern Virginia but returned to Mobile in order to recruit the 43rd Alabama Infantry Regiment in April 1862. Moody became lieutenant colonel of the regiment.  In November 1862, G Moody was appointed colonel of the regiment.  Moody fought in the Kentucky Campaign, including the Battle of Perryville, and at the Battle of Chickamauga, the Siege of Chattanooga, the Siege of Knoxville and the Battle of Bean's Station.  While Gracie was recovering from a wound, Moody supervised the transfer of the brigade to the Petersburg, Virginia area where they served under the command of General P.G.T. Beauregard.

On May 16, 1864, Moody was wounded in the right ankle at Drewry's Bluff during the Battle of Proctor's Creek, part of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign.  Moody's regiment served with Gracie's brigade during the Siege of Petersburg until Gracie was killed by an exploding artillery shell on December 2, 1864.   Moody then took command of the brigade but he was not promoted to brigadier general until March 4, 1865.  Moody led the brigade until he was captured at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 8, 1865, the day before the surrender by General Robert E. Lee of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union Army forces led by Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.  Moody was paroled at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.   He was pardoned on July 20, 1866, two months before his death.  He died from yellow fever during a business trip to New OrleansLouisiana, on September 18, 1866.  He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans Alabama.