Moore brothers Civil War letters and papers
Scope and Contents Note
Albe Moore fought with the Army of the Potomac and died from illness in 1862 at Harrison's Landing near Richmond, Va. His letters contain information about battles fought in Yorktown, Va., Lee’s Mill, Williamsburg, Gaines Mill, Goldings Farm, Garnett’s Farm, White Oak Swamp, and Malvern Hill.
John Wesley Moore fought in the Western Theater and against Minnesota Dakota Indians at the Battle of Wood Lake and the Battle of Big Mound. Also mentioned are the “Winona Rifles”.
The letters contain vivid descriptions of battle and camp life including regular visits from General McClellan and a sighting of President Abraham Lincoln.
- 1861 - 1876
Conditions Governing Access
Their mother died on August 27, 1847 and their father was remarried to Elisabeth Munch in 1848 and had four more children. In 1858 the family moved to Winona County, Minnesota. There is a more in depth genealogy of the Moore family in the collection.
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- 8 January 2020
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