(1835 - 1904)
Home State: Virginia
Education: Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Class of 1856;Class Rank: 15/33
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Lynchburg (VA) Artillery
see his Battle Report
A graduate of VMI (1856), he was elected Lieutenant in the Lynchburg (VA) Home Guard militia unit as it formed in November 1859 - his Captain was Samuel Garland Jr., later Brigadier General, killed at South Mountain. In 1860 he was a successful 25 year old tobacconist in Lynchburg. On 19 April 1861 Moorman formed the Beauregard Rifles, initially a zouave company, in Lynchburg, and was commissioned their Captain when they became the Lynchburg Light Artillery on 25 April 1861. They were issued artillery pieces at Norfolk in the summer of 1861.
On the Campaign
He commanded his battery on the Maryland Campaign.
The rest of the War
He was in command of Moorman's Battery in Stuart's Horse Artillery at Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, and Gettysburg. He was promoted Major 15 April 1864, and commanded Braxton's Battalion, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. He was wounded 8 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA and was surrendered on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in the Brookville District near Lynchburg, VA.
References & notes
More on the Web
See his 1856 cadet portrait from the VMI Archives over on the blog.
03/13/1835; Castle Craig, Campbell County, VA
05/29/1904; Lynchburg, VA; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA