Page:Confederate Military History - 1899 - Volume 7.djvu/453

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when he went to Mexico and afterward to Canada. He died at Clifton, Canada, September 26, 1866, at the age of fifty-five.

Brigadier-General Young Marshall Moody was a Virginian, born in Chesterfield county, June 23, 1822, son of Carter Moody, a gentleman of considerable wealth. At the age of twenty he left his Virginia home and, going to Alabama, settled in Marengo county, where he taught school, and later became a merchant. Speedily attaining prominence in the community, he was appointed clerk of the circuit court in 1856, and elected in 1858. When, in 1861, the State of Alabama seceded he was prompt to offer his services, and entered the Confederate army as a captain in the Eleventh Alabama infantry. After about a year's service with that regiment he returned to Alabama and assisted in raising the Forty-third Alabama, of which he was elected lieutenant-colonel, and Archibald Gracie colonel. He was with the expedition that defeated and scattered the loyalists at Fort Cliff, in Scott county, Tenn., went through the Kentucky campaign, and was stationed for a while at Cumberland gap, when the army returned to Tennessee. At the battle of Chickamauga he was colonel of the regiment, Gracie having been made brigadier-general, with the Forty-third Alabama as one of the regiments in his command. His valor in the desperate situation in which the brigade found itself in this battle, was highly commended by General Gracie. He accompanied Longstreet into Tennessee, was at the siege of Knoxville and at Bean's Station, and early in 1864 the brigade was sent to Beauregard at Petersburg. In the battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16th, Colonel Moody was severely wounded in the ankle. On the death of General Gracie, which occurred December 2, 1864, he took charge of the brigade, consisting of the Forty-first, Forty-third, Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Alabama regiments and the Twenty-third Alabama battalion. He received his com-