Madison Louisiana Artillery (Moody’s LA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized as infantry in the spring of 1861.  Mustered into Confederate service on May 23, 1861.  Converted to artillery service on August 23, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain George V. Moody
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Lieutenant George Poindexter
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Lieutenant Jordan C. Parkinson
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Lieutenant George Poindexter6
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant George Poindexter (in the hospital August 29-October 12, 1864)8
    • ? (August 29-31, 1864)9
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

  • Commander: Lieutenant George Poindexter (October 12-13, 1864)12
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13

  • Commander:
    • Captain George V. Moody14
    • Lieutenant George Poindexter15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant George Poindexter (no indication of his absence is given in November) (in the hospital at least December 18, 1864 and did not return to duty until January 7, 1865) (November & December 1864)18,19
    • Lieutenant Jordan C. Parkinson (definitely in command from December 18-31, 1864)(November & December 1864)20,21
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 24-lb. Howitzers, 2 x 12-lb. Howitzers (December 28, 1864)22

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24,25

  • Commander:
    • ? (January 1-7, 1865)26
    • Lieutenant George Poindexter (returned January 7)(January 1865)27
    • None listed. (February 1865)28
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army29,30

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)31,32
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles33:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 26-27
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 26-27
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
      11. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1311.
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147: Sibley’s notes are a little confusing here.  He mentions that Poindexter returned to duty on October 12, 1864.  However, Moody ranked Poindexter, so why would Poindexter be listed as commanding the battery unless Moody was absent.  Nowhere does Sibley indicate why or when Moody may have been absent from October 13-31, 1864.
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
      22. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 26-27
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
      24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 1176: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General R. E. Lee, January 31, 1865”; This list contains many commanders who were not there.  They were the “official” commanders but may have been gone on leave.  I have used none of the leaders from this list as a result.
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
      28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
      29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      33. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 26-27

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