J. R. Moffit, Artificer, Captain W. A. Ramsey’s Company, Presstman’s Battalion Engineer Troops,* enlisted September 6, 1861 at McMinnville, Tenn. by Capt. Hamer for 1 year, transferred August 1, 1863 from Company D, 35th Tennessee, present October 31, 1863, died in Emory, Va. Hospital March 20, 1864
* This company subsequently became Company F, 3rd Regiment Engineer Troops
M258: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations Raised Directly by the Confederate Government.
3rd Engineers Regiment was formed in the summer of 1863 using Presstman’s Confederate Engineers Battalion as its nucleus. The unit contained men from Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It seems the regiment had only eight companies; seven were involved in the Atlanta Campaign and Hood’s Tennessee operations, and one moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley. Later six companies were in North Carolina and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Two fought at Waynesborough, Virginia, and disbanded during the spring of 1865. Lieutenant Colonel S. W. Presstman and Major John W. Green were in command.