Marcellus Newton MoormanHome State: Virginia
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Lynchburg (VA) Artillery
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A graduate of VMI (1856), he was elected Lieutenant in the Lynchburg (VA) Home Guard militia unit as it formed in November 1859, in the excitement over Northern reaction to John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. His Captain was Samuel Garland Jr (later BGen, killed at South Mountain).
He formed the Beauregard Rifles, initially as a zouave company, in Lynchburg on April 19, 1861, and obtained cannons at Norfolk during the summer of 1861.
The remainder of the War:
He was in command of Moorman's Battery in Stuart's Horse Artillery at Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, and Gettysburg, and by Cedar Creek (10/1864) a Major of an Artillery Battalion.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Official Records (OR); and
Annals of the Lynchburg Home Guard, 1891, available online from www.civilwarancestor.com
More on the Web:
See his cadet portrait photo from VMI; and a piece he wrote in 1902 about his battery and Stonewall Jackson's wounding at Chancellorsville.
College: Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Graduating Year: 1856
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