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Confederate (CSA)

Captain

Marcellus Newton Moorman

(1835 - 1904)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Class of 1856

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Lynchburg (VA) Artillery

 

see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

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). He formed the Beauregard Rifles, initially as a zouave company, in Lynchburg on April 19, 1861, and obtained artillery pieces at Norfolk during the summer of 1861. He was commissioned Captain of the Lynchburg Light Artillery 25 April 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. He surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.

References & notes

Service from Robert H. Moore II's Chew's Ashby, Shoemaker's Lynchburg, and the Newtown Artillery (1991). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

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.

Birth

03/13/1835; Lynchburg, VA

Death

05/29/1904; Lynchburg, VA; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA