|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1864|
1st Lieut Co A 100th Indiana.
Died as a Lieut. of wounds received in action [south of Jonesboro on September 2nd].
Listed as a Captain in Adjutant General Report.
MOORE, JOHN H
1ST LT US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 10/01/1864
BURIED AT: SECTION G SITE 8318
HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., FOURTH Div., 15TH ARMY CORPS,
East Point, Ga., September 10, 1864.
We remained in our position in the trenches in front of Atlanta until 10 p.m., August 26, when, according to orders, the brigade was withdrawn from the line… We moved to the right and camped near Judge Wilson's, arriving there about 2 a.m. August 27… At 5 p.m. the last of the train having got started, I moved, reaching camp near Camp Creek, on the Campbellton road, about 1 a.m. August 28. August 28, I was relieved by a brigade from the Sixteenth Corps, and rejoined the division, moving with it to near Fairburn, on the Montgomery railroad. During the night my brigade assisted in the destruction of the railroad. August 30, the command moved easterly, crossed Flint River, and went into position on the right of the division, about half a mile from Jonesborough, and intrenched.
September 1, orders were received to advance the skirmish line, which was gallantly done by the Forty-sixth Ohio. They found the enemy in force and strongly intrenched, with a battery that had not been before discovered… September 2, during the night the enemy evacuated his position, and orders were received to follow. The Second Brigade had the advance of the corps, and moved south on the main road to Lovejoy's. About half a mile south of Jonesborough we struck the enemy's cavalry. The Sixth Iowa, Lieutenant-Colonel Miller, and the One hundredth Indiana, Lieutenant-Colonel Heath, were deployed as skirmishers, and then commenced a brisk running fight for the next four miles, driving the enemy so fast that they had not time to take advantage of the rail-works previously constructed, when a line of infantry with two pieces of artillery were found about half a mile from Cedar Bluffs. The two regiments were so much exhausted that I deployed two fresh regiments, the Forty-sixth Ohio, Major Alexander, and One hundred and third Illinois, Captain Post, who at once, with the greatest determination, charged the rebel infantry, which, I have since learned, consisted of an entire South Carolina brigade, and drove them on the hill and beyond their rifle-pits into their main works, which were found very strong and full of men. We captured about 40 prisoners and killed and wounded a great many. The fighting was brisk and gallantly done, and I claim for my men the taking of the hill, and that they were at all times in the lead of the entire advancing line. Lieutenant Mellen and Lieutenant Roberts, Forty-sixth Ohio, both very excellent officers, were killed in this advance. Captain Post, One hundred and third Illinois, received a severe wound while gallantly leading his regiment. Lieutenant Moore, One hundredth Indiana, had a leg shot off by a cannon-ball. In the evening the enemy made a determined but very futile attempt to drive my line. The men held their ground manfully, though opposed by vastly superior numbers. My entire brigade afterward went into position on the bluff and intrenched. September 5, orders were received to withdraw the command, which was commenced about 9 p.m. ...
CHAS. C. WALCUTT,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers
Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: G 8318
Created by: Janet
Record added: Sep 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29830255