This is the 11th in a series on my Civil War ancestors
|Gravestone of Bartlett Moore, image from findagrave|
"I was but a boy
But sixteen years old
Yet I died like a soldier
All quiet and bold."
Deposition of William D. Moore, nephew and neighbor of Susannah and Edward Moore
Q: "Please state your military service."
A: "I enlisted in August 1861 as Corpl [?] "I" 38th Ind. and was commissioned Capt of said company in September 1864 and was mustered out July 1865."
Q: "Was Bartlett Moore in your company?"
A: "Yes sir. He came to us February 12, 1864."
Q: "Did he contract any disability in the service?"
A: "Well sometime after he came to us he was taken sick, to the best of my recollection, with diarrhea and was with the surgeon. I detailed him there and not long after he was sent to Chattanooga Tenn and afterwards died, as I believe of diarrhea."
Captain William Davis Moore was the son of Edward's older brother John. When war broke out, he was 27 years old, with a wife and three small children. His wife died the following year, possibly in childbirth.
A newspaper clipping shares a letter William wrote home to his parents. The "Uncle Neddy" he mentions is our Edward Moore. It was a popular nickname for him. As with all images on this blog, click on the clipping to enlarge it.
|Unidentified newspaper clipping, |
letter from William D. Moore to his parents