(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
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
03/13/1835; Lynchburg, VA
05/29/1904; Lynchburg, VA; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA