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Moses A Ames
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Birth: unknown
Death: Sep. 2, 1864

Civil War Veteran
Co D 8th Iowa Infantry

From military records:
Ames, Moses A.
Age 27.
Residence Cedar Rapids,Ia
Nativity Connecticut.
Enlisted Aug. 14, 1861,as Corporal.
Mustered Sept. 16, 1861.
Promoted Sergeant Jan. 1, 1862.
Taken prisoner April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn.
Died while in prison Sept. 2, 1862, Macon, Ga.
Service of the 8th Iowa Infantry included the battle of Shiloh. The unit fought 10 hours in the infamous "Hornet's Nest" on the first day repelling attack after attack. It was the last to leave the advanced line. This gave Gen.Buell time to reinforce the rear lines and snatch victory from defeat. The 8th, entirely cut off, fought until they could fight no longer, out of ammunition, threw down their arms only to see many of their number shot down after they had surrendered.
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Macon County
Georgia, USA
Plot: , Row: 13104
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51150718
Moses A Ames
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Co. D, 8th Iowa Infantry Regiment
- C & N Rasmussen
 Added: May. 27, 2011

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