History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography

Source Type
Secondary
Year
1921
Publication Type
Book
Citation:
Thomas McAdory Owen, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1921), 4: 1679-80.
Body Summary:
When it was apparent that war was inevitable he was made captain of the Fourth Alabama infantry regiment, C. S. Army. In July, 1861, he was appointed major of the 12th Alabama infantry regiment, but did not accept. On July 17, 1861, he was appointed major of his own regiment, and was with the regiment in the first battle of Manassas. On October 19, 1861, he was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 19th Alabama infantry regiment. Col. Joe Wheeler, being colonel, and commanding this regiment in the battle of Shiloh had a horse killed under him. On May 10, 1862, he commanded a detached portion of the 19th Alabama infantry regiment in a skirmish which General Wheeler had with the enemy near Farmlngton. In July, 1862, he went with McCown's division from the Army of the Mississippi to East Tennessee to reinforce Gen. Edmond Kirby Smith and was specially recommended by General Smith to General Cooper. The following August, 1863, he was commissioned brigadier-general and placed in command of the 20th, 23rd, 30th, 31st, and 46th Alabama regiments. At the battle of Port Gibson, Miss., he was in command of this brigade when killed instantly by a minie ball.
Citation:
Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography (Chicago:The S. J. Clarke publishing company, 1921), 555.
Body Summary:
 EVERHART, GEORGE MARLOW, Episcopal minister, was born February 9, 1826, in Loudoun County, Va., and died in 1891, at Decatur, son of William and Susan (Kalb) Everhart, natives of Loudoun County, Va.; grandson of Christian and Maria Labilla (Greier) Everhart, who lived at Frandenthal, Germany, until they emigrated to this country where they lived first in Pennsylvania, and later in Virginia, and of John and Susannah Kalb, who lived at Loudoun County, Va. He was prepared at Dr. Hagerty's academy, Leesburg, Va., and at Dickinson college, Carlisle, Pa.; was graduated from Emory and Henry college, Virginia, A. B., 1852, and later, A. M. He studied theology under Bt. Rev. A. C. Cox in Baltimore, 1859-1860, and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal church in 1861. The degree of S. T. D. was conferred upon Dr. Everhart by Columbia college, New York, in 1871. He was principal of the Masonic institute at Germantown, North Carolina, 1852-1854; was president of Huntsville female college, 1854-1859; president of the Nashville female academy, Tennessee, in 1860; rector of Calvary church, Louisville, Ky., until the beginning of the War of Secession; rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church. Charlotte, N. C., during the war, and served as an irregular in hospital work and on battlefields, joining the army whenever a big battle was imminent; was rector of St.John's church, Louisville, Ky., 1868-1872; organizer and rector of Kemper Hall diocese school for Girls, Kenosha, Wis., 1872-1878; rector of Hammer Hall diocese school for girls, Montgomery, 1879-1889; did mission work and established churches during this time at Greenville, Prattville, Opelika; moved permanently to Decatur, Ga., in 1899, but continued his work in Opelika and his connection with the Diocese of Alabama until the time of his death. 
On April 23, 1865, Dr. Everhart preached before Jefferson Davis, his cabinet, and many of the chief officers of the C. S. Army, who at that time sought refuge in Charlotte, N. C. It was the last sermon heard by President Davis previous to his capture. During the war. Dr. Everhart published and edited the "Church Intelligencer," at Charlotte, the only church paper published in the South during that period. He was author of "Josephine and Other Poems." published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1858. He was a Knight Templar. 
Married: in 1853, at Germantown, N. C., Cornelia Adelaide, daughter of Constantino Ladd and Mary (Bowman) Banner, who lived at Salem, N. C.; granddaughter of Dr. Andrew Bowman of North Carolina; cousin of Gen. Wade Hampton of South Carolina, who fought in the War of Secession, and of W. P. Bowman, a justice of the supreme court of North Carolina; and a descendant of William Hampton who came to Virginia from England in 1620. Children: 1. Dr. Edgar, A. M., Ph. D., m. Elfrida  Keller, Atlanta medical college, Atlanta, Ga.; 2. Mary Sue (q. v.), m. Robert Cunningham, Decatur, Ga.; 3. George Mar low, jr., deceased; 4. Henry Banner, Decatur, Ga.; 5. Adelaide (q. v.) ; 6. Lay Hampton, lieutenant commander, U. S. Navy, Decatur, Ga.; 7. Emily Ethel, deceased; 8. Lawrence, m. Mary Pearl Powell, Atlanta medical college, Atlanta, Ga. Last residence: Decatur, Ga. 
 
Citation:
Thomas McAdory Owen, “Moody, Young Marshall,” History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography (Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1921), 4: 1220.
Body Summary:
MOODY, YOUNG MARSHALL, business man and brigadier general, C. S. Army, was born June 23, 1822, in Chesterfield County, Va., and died September 18, 1866, in New Orleans, La.; son of Carter and Sarah (Pankey) Moody, natives of Chesterfield County, Va.; grandson of Lewis and Catherine (Gatewood) Moody, of Essex County, Va., and of Stephen Pankey, who was a colonel in the Revolutionary War. The Moody family is of English descent, the earliest ancestors settling in Richmond County upon their arrival in America. The Pankeys are of French ancestry, and had land grants In Chesterfield County when arriving in this country, which are on file in the Confederate Museum in Richmond, Va. General Moody was educated in the schools of Richmond, Va., and when nineteen years of age entered the tobacco business with the firm of Pankey and Branch. In 1842 he came to Alabama and settled in Marengo County, where he taught school and merchandized. In 1856, he was appointed circuit clerk, and in 1858, he entered the service of the Confederate States, as a captain in the 11th Alabama infantry regiment. After seeing service in Virginia for a year he returned to this State and assisted in organizing the 43rd Alabama infantry regiment of which he became lieutenant colonel. The regiment was ordered to Chattanooga and placed under General Leadbetter, and later served under Gen. Kirby Smith in his Kentucky campaign, in which, however, it was not actively engaged. The organization of General Smith's forces about October 31, 1862, shows Colonel Moody as commanding the 43rd Alabama. At the battle of Chickamauga, Colonel Moody led his regiment so well that General Gracie said of him: "Col. Y. M. Moody of the Forty-third Alabama regiment, always at the head of his regiment on the march, maintained the same position on the field, rallying and encouraging his men." Colonel Moody commanded his regiment in General Longstreet's campaign in East Tennessee and saw active service at the siege of Knoxville and Bean's Station. In 1864, Grade's brigade was sent to reinforce Beauregard at Petersburg. At the battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16, 1864, Colonel Moody was wounded in the ankle, being rendered unable for duty for some months. Upon the death of General Gracie, on December 2, 1864, Colonel Moody assumed command of the brigade which was composed of the 23rd Alabama battalion of sharpshooters, and the 41st, 43rd, 59th, and 60th Alabama regiments. He was in command of the brigade around Petersburg during the winter of 1864-65, and was commissioned a brigadier-general, March 4, 1865. On the day before General Lee's surrender at [Appomatox] he was captured while sick and with the wagon train. Upon the cessation of hostilities he returned to Mobile, where he engaged in banking and conducted a commission merchant's business. In September, 1866, while in New Orleans relative to establishing a branch of his business in that city, he was stricken with yellow fever and died in that city. He was a Methodist and a Mason. Married: in Petersburg, Va., to Frances Annette, daughter of Colonel Floyd of that place. Children: 1. Carter L., m. a Miss Culver of Mobile, resides in Texas. Their children are Carriola, Bessie Elizabeth, Carter L. jr., and Frances Annette. Last residence: Mobile.
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