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Capt James Alexander Moores
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1838
Estill County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1909
Estill County
Kentucky, USA

Served in 4th Ky. Infantry. He and his brother Archibald were officers in Co. E of this regiment. Two Scrivner stepbrothers also in regiment did not survive the war. One died shortly after liberation from Andersonville, the other died in Tuscumbia, Ala. the summer of 1862.
James served in the 4th Ky from it's formation up to the Battle of Stones River Dec-Jan 1862-63. The 4th was detached from the main army to confront elements(Forrest & Morgan) of Gen. "Fighting Joe" Wheelers Cavalry threatening the Union supply lines in Ky. The weather was foul the 4th Ky was ill prepared for the bitter wet winter weather. James Moores fell ill after this exposure and by April of 1863 was placed on sick leave and returned to Ky.Due to guerilla activity in Estill Co, Ky Capt Moores returned to his command saying he felt safer in the army than at home.
In early 1864 the 4th was designated the 4th Ky Mounted Infantry and joined in Shermans campaign against Atlanta.
In July of 1864 the 4th Ky was involved in the ill fated McCook/Stoneman raid behind enemy lines. This raid was intended to disrupt rail lines and attempt to free Union prisoners at notorious Andersonville. The raid failed and Capt. Moores and over 1000 other troopers were captured at Newnan, Ga.
Capt Moores eventually escaped and rejoined his command.
The picture of Capt. Moores in uniform was taken in Louisville, Ky most likely during Capt. Moores return trip home after the end of hostilities. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Jonathan Moores (1812 - 1875)
  Martha Hamilton Moores (1814 - 1845)
 
 Spouse:
  Armilda Park Moores (1843 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Clay Moores (1867 - 1949)*
  Scott Moores (1869 - 1869)*
  Mary T. Moores (1870 - 1956)*
  Sallie B. Moores Kelley (1873 - 1904)*
  Pattie Moores (1877 - 1970)*
  Winnie Moores (1880 - 1970)*
  Loula Kate Moores Rice (1888 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Alexander Moores (1835 - 1915)*
  James Alexander Moores (1838 - 1909)
  Archibald Kavanaugh Moores (1839 - 1923)*
  Josiah Moores (1840 - 1913)*
  Simeon Hamilton Moores (1842 - 1900)*
  Coleman Covington Moores (1843 - 1915)*
  Candace Moores Wilson (1850 - 1912)**
  Candice Moores Wilson (1850 - 1912)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Richmond Cemetery
Richmond
Madison County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: JFJN
Record added: Apr 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26495947
Capt James Alexander Moores
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Capt James Alexander Moores
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Capt James Alexander Moores
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