William C Moody(1837 - ?)
Home State: Mississippi
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a physician's son, living in Tippah County, Mississippi in 1850 (then age 13). He enlisted as Private, Company B, 2nd Mississippi, 1 May 1861, then age 24. He listed his occupation as druggist. He was elected 2nd Lt of his company on 21 April 1862 in the Army reorganization.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He became commanding officer of the regiment after all the field officers had been wounded on 17 September at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in July or August 1863. He was wounded in the right leg and captured at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863. He was then imprisoned at Johnson's Island, Ohio, and was exchanged on 14 March 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Sources: service record data compiled by Maj. Michael R. Brasher, and posted on his superb 2nd Mississippi website; and
the 1850 Federal Census for Tippah County, Mississippi, posted online for the US GenWeb Archives by Don Erickson.
Note: Identification of William C. Moody as the "Lt. Moody" identified in the ORs as relieving Col Stone in command of the regiment is an assumption: he is the only Moody known in the unit at that rank at Sharpsburg. We have no direct evidence confirming or denying this.
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