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G.V. Moody

G.V. Moody

Confederate (CSA)


George V. Moody

(1819 - 1869)

Home State: Louisiana

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Madison Light Artillery (LA)

Before Sharpsburg

Born in Vermont (or Maine), and married to a Delaware woman, he was living in Claiborne County, MS by 1841. Reported hard to get along with, he was nonetheless a highly respected artillerist.

On the Campaign

He was in command of his battery on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was ill on the Knoxville campaign and was left behind when the army retreated. He was captured, exchanged, captured again, and was POW at Camp Chase near Chicago to the end of the War.

After the War

He traveled with Jefferson Davis after the fall of Richmond, and practiced law - as a "prominent attorney-at-law in Port Gibson" - after the War. He was murdered near Port Gibson by a man he had reportedly insulted at the courthouse that day, shot at his office with 18 buckshot entering his neck and head.

References & notes

Bio details from anecdotes of EP Alexander1. Photograph above from Voices2, original owned by Eric D Rivenbark. Details of his death are from a contemporary account in a Vicksburg newspaper preserved by email correspondent Paul Johnston. Further informtion from family genealogists.


1819 in VT


1869; Port Gibson, MS; burial in Wintergreen Cemetery, Port Gibson, MS


1   Alexander, Edward Porter, Military memoirs of a Confederate: A Critical Narrative, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907  [AotW citation 609]

2   Woodhead, Henry, editor, Voices of the Civil War: Antietam, Alexandria (Va): Time-Life Books, 1996, pg. 89  [AotW citation 610]