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GENERAL YOUNG MARSHALL MOODY, CSA
VITAL STATISTICS
BORN: 1822 in Chesterfield City, VA.
DIED: 1866 in Alabama
(Died of Yellow fever).
CAMPAIGNS: Kentucky, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville,
Bean's Station, Drewry's Bluff and Petersburg.
HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED: Brigadier General
BIOGRAPHY
Young Marshall Moody was born in Chesterfield County, Virginia, on June 23, 1822. In the early 1840s, he moved to Alabama; and worked as a schoolteacher, shopkeeper and clerk of the circuit court in Marengo County. When the Civil War began, he became captain of the 11th Alabama Infantry, and formed a friendship with Maj. Archibald Gracie, which would last for the rest of Gracie's life. Moody and Gracie raised the 43d Alabama, and went on to work together on many occasions. Moody fought in East Tennessee, in the Kentucky Campaign, at Chickamauga, at the Siege of Chattanooga, at the Siege of Knoxville and at the engagement at Bean's Station. He was wounded during the Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff. When he returned to service, he joined Gracie at Petersburg, and took over brigade command when Gracie, by that time a brigadier general, was killed. Moody held brigade command without commission until he was promoted to brigadier general on March 4, 1865. Moody surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia in April of 1865. After the war, he returned to Alabama and tried to work in business; but contracted yellow fever and died on September 18, 1866.