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Moody's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Madison Light Artillery)

Madison Light Artillery was organized at Tullulah, Louisiana, during the winter of 1861-1862 with men from Madison Parish. The company soon moved to Virginia and served in S.D. Lee's, E.P. Alexander's, and F.Huger's Battalion of Artillery. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was involved in the Petersburg siege and the Appomattox Campaign. This unit lost twenty-four percent of the 135 at Gettysburg and surrendered with 3 officers and 41 men. Its commanders were Captains George V. Moody and Thomas J. Richards.
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