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Confederate Battery

Madison Light Artillery (LA)

"Moody's Battery"
Organized: Lynchburg, VA; mustered in 23 May 1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 9 April 1865

 

Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. George V. Moody

 

Arms:
  2   3-in. Ordnance Rifle
  2   24-pdr. Howitzer

 

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Longstreet's Corps Artillery
  Brigade - 2nd Battalion, Longstreet's Corps Artillery


Unit history

Also known as the Madison "Tips" (Tipperarys), this was a unit mostly made up of Irishmen. They were originally organized at New Carthage, LA as an infantry Company and mustered into Confederate service at Leesburg, VA in May 1861. The were converted to artillery on 23 August 1861 and completed their organization in Richmond in October 1861.

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 4; Wounded (WIA): 24;

Maps Showing this Unit

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #305: Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command - 15 Sep, 8 AM to 16 Sep, 6 AM
Tablet #306: Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM

References & Notes

Basic unit information from Bergeron.1

The battle flag of the battery has been conserved and is now in the collection of the Fort Polk Museum, Alexandria, LA. Thanks to Paul Johnston for that information.

We have 9 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--PvtBradley, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
--SgtBuffington, Jonathan L.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
--PvtCunningham, Michael KIA   09/17
--LtGorey, John B.KIA   09/17
--PvtLynch, John AWOL   09/16     We have some details for this person
--PvtMcLaughlin, John AWOL   09/17     We have some details for this person
--CaptMoody, George V.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
--CorpMurphy, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
--PvtWhite, Lewis KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Bergeron, Jr., Arthur W., Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996, pp.34-35  [AotW citation 26356]