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Name:Marcellus Newton Moorman
Affiliation:Class of 1856
Biography & Genealogy:Marcellus Newton Moorman, Class of 1856: Born- Mar. 13, 1835 in Campbell Co. near Lynchburg, Va. Father- Charles Hancock Moorman; Mother- Ann Chilton. Pat. Grandfather- Archillus Moorman; Pat. Grandmother- Herndan [maiden name unknown]. Mat. Grandfather- Richard Chilton; Mat. Grandmother- Dewanna Bennett Chilton. Married- Ellen Grace Moorman (his cousin) daughter of John Charles Moorman (m. Jan. 20, 1863) Children- 1- Marcellus Newotn Moorman, Jr.; 2- John Pelham Moorman; 3- Littleton Moorman. Entered VMI- Sept. 1, 1852; Graduated July 4, 1856 standing 15 in a class of 33 and with the rank of 1st Captain. Civil War Service- 2nd Lieut. in Lynchburg Volunteer Co.; Enlisted May 10, 1861 as Captain of what became Capt. J.J. Shoemaker's Co. of the Va. Horse Artillery (Also known as Lynchburg Beauregards; Capt. M.N. Moorman's Co.; and the Beauregard Rifles). Promoted to Major Feb. 27, 1864. Commanded artillery battalion for the rest of the War. Paroled at Appomattox. Careers- Stock raiser; Tobacconist. Died- May 29, 1904 in Campbell Co. Buried at Elmtree Cem. in Lynchburg, Va.