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General Young Marshall Moody family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 404
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the correspondence is from Young M. Moody to his “Dear and Confiding Wife.”, written during the U.S. Civil War. In addition there are other family letters, military correspondence, land and business records, photographs, daguerreotypes and badges of rank and an epaulet from General Moody’s uniform.

Dates

  • 1852-1955

Creator

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the General Young Marshall Moody family papers, 1852-1955 , MS 404, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical Note

Young M. Moody (1822-1866) was an Alabama businessman before the start of the U.S. Civil War. He joined the army and eventually went with the Alabama 43rd Regiment, which came under the command of Brigadier General Archibald Gracie (1832-1864). The Alabama 43rd was in some of the worst fighting of the war. Colonel Moody was wounded sometime in 1863. When General Gracie was killed on December 3, 1864, Colonel Moody took over command of the Brigade and was promoted to Brigadier General in March 1865. At the war’s end General Moody and his family moved to New Orleans where he died of a fever in the fall of 1866.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The bulk of the correspondence is from Young M. Moody to his “Dear and Confiding Wife.”, written during the U.S. Civil War. In addition there are other family letters, military correspondence, land and business records, photographs, daguerreotypes and badges of rank and an epaulet from General Moody’s uniform.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Buster, 1986

General Physical Description note

(1 box)

General note

Portions of this collection are available online at https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/62316.

Processing Information

This finding aid was reviewed for harmful, offensive, and aggrandizing language. Published titles and names of organizations with this language are not edited. Legacy finding aids are available by request. If you have suggestions, please email woodson@rice.edu.
Title
Guide to the General Young Marshall Moody family papers , 1852-1955
Status
Completed
Author
Alan Bath
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA