Moody's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Madison Light Artillery) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Madison Light Artillery was organized at Tullulah, Louisiana, with men from Madison Parish. They musted in at Lynchburg, Virginia May 23, 1861. the unit fought at Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Knoxville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. This unit lost twenty-four percent of the 135 at Gettysburg and surrendered with 3 officers and 41 men at Appomattox. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Organized with men from Madison Parish.
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- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Louisiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
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