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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Bills, Deeds, Statements, Promissory Notes, 1852-1893

Series II:Correspondence and personal ephemera, 1860-1955

Y.M. Moody personal documents and ephemera (Tax List 1859, including numbers of slaves, amount of income; petit point example; telegrams; a poem entitled “Mother’s Love”

Series III: Photographs, 1866-1907 and undated

Series IV: Military related papers and uniform items, 1861-1863

Glove (probably military), uniform buttons, collar devices showing rank, shoulder epaulet.

Series V: Slave Bills of Sale, 1859-1860

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the General Young Marshall Moody family papers , 1852-1955



Descriptive Summary

Creator Moody, Young M., 1822-1866
Title: General Young Marshall Moody family papers
Dates: 1852-1955
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, slave bills of sale, photographs, daguerreotypes and badges of rank and an epaulet from General Moody’s uniform.
Identification: MS 404
Extent: 5 lin. inches (1 box)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Young M. Moody (1822-1866) was an active Alabama businessman before the outbreak 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.

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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, slave bills of sale, photographs, daguerreotypes and badges of rank and an epaulet from General Moody’s uniform.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

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.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Moody, Young M., 1822-1866
Gracie, Archibald, 1832-1864
Subjects
Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography.
Subjects(Places)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence, Confederate
Formats
Correspondence
Photographs
Daguerreotypes
Bills of Sale

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

General Young Marshall Moody Family papers, 1852-1955, MS 404, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Buster, 1986

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
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1 Series I: Bills, Deeds, Statements, Promissory Notes, 1852-1893

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2 Series II:Correspondence and personal ephemera, 1860-1955
Y.M. Moody to “Dear Annette,” Cairo, Illinois, November 22, 1860
Y.M. Moody to wife, Memphis, Tenn. December 2, 1860
Y.M. Moody to wife, Mobile, April 26 1862
Y.M. Moody to wife, Chattanooga, Tenn. July 5, 1862
Y.M. Moody to wife, Knoxville, Tenn. January 4, 1863
Y.M. Moody to wife, Knoxville, Tenn. February 10, 1863
Y.M. Moody to wife, Knoxville, Tenn. February 20, 1863
Y.M. Moody to wife, Knoxville, Tenn. February 23, 1863
Y.M. Moody to wife, (location unknown), March 8, 1863
Y.M. Moody to son, Cumberland Gap, Tenn. June 4, 1863
Y.M. Moody to wife, Cumberland, Tenn. June 12, 1863
Y.M. Moody to wife, Knoxville, Tenn. July 8, 1863
Y.M. Moody to wife, Brig Hd Qtrs, Morristown, Tenn. December 24, 1863
John T. Wade to Mrs. Moody, Demopolis, Ala, July 12, 1864
Y.M. Moody to wife. Near Manchester, Va., July 26,1864
Y.M. Moody to wife, Near Manchester, Va., August 9, 1864
Y.M. Moody to wife, In the Trenches before Petersburg, Va. December 26, 1864
Y.M. Moody to son, In Trenches Petersburg, Va., January 4, 1864 (sic)
Y.M. Moody to wife, Mobile, Ala., June 17, 1865
Y.M. Moody to wife, Mobile, Ala., July 13, 1865
Y.M. Moody to wife, Mobile, Ala., July 24, 1865
Y.M. Moody to wife, Mobile, Ala., August 26, 1865
Y.M. Moody to wife, Mobile, Ala., September 30,1865
Y.M. Moody to son, Mobile, Ala., May 25, 1866
Y.M. Moody to wife, New Orleans, June 20, 1866
Y.M. Moody to wife, New Orleans, July 3, 1866
Y.M. Moody to son, New Orleans, July 20,1866
Y.M. Moody to wife, New Orleans, August 7, 1866
Y.M. Moody to son, New Orleans, August 20, 1866
Y.M. Moody to wife, New Orleans, September 12, 1866.
W. Langford (?) to Mrs. Moody, Mobile, October 8, 1870
A.E. Moody to sister, Linden, May 24, 1872
Mrs. Waring Mikell to Mrs. Moody Charleston, SC., July 10 1874
Charles C. Jones, Jr., to Mrs. Moody, New York City September 17, 1873
Charles C. Jones, Jr., to Mrs. Moody, New York City, November 3, 1875
Bessie D. and Frank O. Norris to Mrs. Moody Alleyton, TX June 10, 1876
L.W. Toulmin to Mrs. Moody, Toulminville, February 19, 1879
Ann T. Hunter to “Dear Sister Moody,” Mobile, Ala., March 19, 1883
Ann T. Hunter to Mrs. Moody, Mobile, March 26, 1883
C.L. Moody (son) to Gen. J.B. Gordon, Lampasas, Texas, March 24, 1892
Cornelia Adams (Moody) to Annette (Moody), Manchester, Va., August 29, 1892
Cornelia Adams (Moody) to Annette Moody, Manchester, Va., May 27, 1896
Universal Protective Association to “Dear Sir and Brother,” Los Angeles, California, January 5, 1897
Mrs. Walter Bass to Mrs. Moody, Mobile, Ala., April 17, 1901
Page 5 of letter from “your devoted aunt, Cornelia” (probably Cornelia Adams Moody), undated
Photo copies of additional correspondence to and from Y.M. Moody

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3 Y.M. Moody personal documents and ephemera (Tax List 1859, including numbers of slaves, amount of income; petit point example; telegrams; a poem entitled “Mother’s Love”

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4 Series III: Photographs, 1866-1907 and undated
James Moody and Gen. Young M. Moody (8x10, b/w copy print) (cousins)
James Moody and Gen. Young M. Moody (4”x6.5”, original studio print from Photograph Gallery, 920 Main St., Richmond, VA) (cousins)
Miss Willie Moody, June 22, 1866 studio portrait (2.5”x4”)
James Moody and Young M. Moody? As young men? Studio portrait, (2.5”x4”)
Unidentified boy, studio portrait, tintype, mounted in 3”x5” card
Snapshot of Moody family outside home at 2307 Preston Ave., Houston, TX, circa 1907:Mrs. General Y.M. Moody, granddaughter Virginia Anne Moody (Clarkson), grandson C.L. Moody, Jr.
Unidentified studio portrait of man seated at table, slightly defaced by inkmarks emphasizing eyes and hair.
James Moody and Gen. Young M. Moody, hand colored daguerreotype cased in dark wood, same image as above
General Archibald Gracie, 43rd Regiment, beloved friend of Gen. Y. M. Moody. Cased in brown wood, hinge broken.
Unidentified young woman in gown. Cased in leather with gold leaf and mother of pearl, case broken.

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5 Series IV: Military related papers and uniform items, 1861-1863

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6 Glove (probably military), uniform buttons, collar devices showing rank, shoulder epaulet.

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7 Series V: Slave Bills of Sale, 1859-1860
“Jane”, female, 16 years of age, 1860
“Smith”, male, 40 years of age, Linden, Alabama, April 1859

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