|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1849|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1909|
Father: Elijah MOORE
Mother: Barbara Jane CHEATHAM
Spouse #1: Sarah Waters OSLIN
Spouse #2: Sarah Clementine HOLMES
William A. Moore served as a private with Captain Waters B. Jones' (Fannin Guards), which subsequently became Company B, 6oth Regiment Georgia Infantry, Confederate States Army, enlisted 19 September 1861 at Dalton, Georgia, also shown as LaGrange, Georgia. -Union prisoner of war record show that he was captured 19 September 1864 at Winchester, Virginia, and imprissoned at Point Lookout, Maryland, where he was exchanged 15 March 1865.
He was surrendered by General Robert E. Lee, Confederate States Army and paroled 9 April 1865 Appomattox Court House, Virginia. -Signed: William E. Bergan -Major General, USA - The Adjutant General - Source: Letter dated 1 May 1953 from the Department of the Army, Office of the Adjutant General, Washington, D.C.
Source below: Sketch of the Twelfth Alabama Infantry of Battle's Brigade, Rodes' Division, Early's Corps, of the Army of Northern Virginia by Robert Emory Park of Macon, Georgia - Late Captain Company F, 12th Alabama Regiment. W M. Ellis Jones , Book and Job Printer, 1906
"Below I copy from Volume XV, pages 244-46 of the Southern Historical Society Papers a list of the paroles issued to members of the Twelfth Alabam. It is a pitifully small listand painfully shows how dreadfully this noble band of heroic soldiers had diminished from eleven hundred and ninty six which formed the regiment on the 12th of June 1861. These names deserve to be emblazoned forever on the rolls of fame, and to go down in history with the brave Spartans who fought at Thermopylae. Of those that survive now from this list I can only locate a few.
Among them are:
Sergeant George W. Thomas of Company B, who lives near Alexander City, in Coosa County, Alabama. Sergeant James H. Eason of Company F, who lives in Tallassee, Alabama. Private William A. Moore of Company F, who lives in Naches, Texas. Dr. Daniel S. Patterson of Company K, who lives in Montgomery, Alabama. (End List)
Rev. W. A. Moore, an old college class-mate at Auburn, flattered me by getting a transfer from the Sixty- first Georgia regiment to my company, and favored us on Sundays with good sermans.
Our regiment during its entire career, was favored with two faithful chaplins, one, Rev. Mark S. Andrews, D.D..... I wished to have my old school fellow, W. A. Moore, selected his successor, but Colonel Pickins gave the appointment to Rev. Henry D. Moore, D.D..."
Rev. William Arthur MOORE was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South at Newman, Georgia in 1855. He graduated from Emory College at Oxford in 1862. This excellent Christian gentleman and faithful servant of the church died February 20, 1909 at his home in Naches, Texas. Mr. MOORE belonged to my class of 1862 at Emory College and he was in my class at what is now the Polytechnic School at Auburn, Alabama. He was a bright, courteous and popular student. He was a rarely gifted man in thought and language. In battle he was never known to hesitate to advance and do his full duty. He was bold and outspoken, unhesitating in the expression of his opinion of men, of politics and affairs generally.
After the war he moved to Texas, where for 40 years he was a successful teacher and local minister. For years he was county surveyor of Anderson County, and planter of industry. He was ready to help a friend and ever bold to denounce wrong and injustice. His son writes me that the funeral occasion was one of exceeding great interest in the county, largely attended by the best, the richest and the humblest, the most highly educated and the most illiterate, all classes of citizens attending and testifying by their presence and by their words of eulogy to his great personal popularity and to theri intense grief at the departure of a true, and noble comrade and neighbor. The death of my friend and classmate and war comrade is a source of intense regret and deep grief. Capain Robert E. PARK, Company F, 12th Alabama Regiment C.S. A.
This letter, written June 25, 1854 by William A. MOORE (15 years of age) to his older brother, James Christoper MOORE (19 years of age) identifies Dorothy C. MOORE as their aunt. Dorothy C. MOORE was a daughter of William F. MOORE and sister to Elijah MOORE - father to Rev. William Arthur MOORE.
The first wife of Elijah MOORE, Barbara Jane CHEATHAM BARBER MOORE had recently died. Elijah's younger son, Rev. William A. MOORE, was living in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia with another aunt (also daughter of Willim F. MOORE) Nancy MOORE MARTIN.
James Christopher MOORE was living in Randolph County, Alabama with his father Elijah MOORE.
A copy of this original letter is in my possession: Art MOORE firstname.lastname@example.org
June 25th 1854
Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia
Mr. J. C. Moore
Dear Sir I take my pride in hand to write you a few lines informing you that I am well at the present time & I hope that these few lines my find your enjoying the same Blesing. Aunt Dorothy C. Moore wrote to us & informed to write her immediately & she sent ___? Paper hands & this belongs to you. She wants you to write to her. Direct your letters to Red Shoals Stokes Co N.C.
Please write to me & send my song Ballon (Lyrics)? & also inform me how many times you have been to Burgess's. I am coming to see you all as soon as I can.
Elijah Moore (1807 - 1876)
Sarah Clementine Holmes Moore (1845 - 1914)
Sarah Waters Oslin Moore (1838 - 1895)*
Emma Cheatham Moore Addington (1872 - 1956)*
James Christopher Moore (1835 - 1920)*
Sarah Ann Caroline Moore (1837 - 1938)*
John Augustus Moore (1847 - 1847)*
William Arthur Moore (1849 - 1909)
Niah Virginia Moore Montgomery (1868 - 1953)*
Created by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore...
Record added: Aug 23, 2010
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