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John Creed Moore
Birth: Feb. 28, 1824
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1910
Osage
Coryell County
Texas, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Hawkins County, Tennessee to Cleon Moore and Margaret Creed, he studied at Emory and Henry College in Virginia and was later appointed to the U.S. Military Academy in July of 1845. He graduated 17th out of 43 in his class in 1849 with a promotion to brevet Second Lieutenant of the 4th Artillery. Scheduled to be sent to Florida to fight the Seminole Indians, he first took time to get married. After the Seminole Wars, he was on frontier duty from 1852 through 1854, first in Sante Fe and later at Fort Union in Nebraska. In 1855 he resigned his commission to become a civil engineer in Tennessee and six years later started 1861 off with a move to Kentucky to teach at Shelby College. Shortly after the birth of his first child he was commissioned a Captain in the Confederate army and sent to Galveston, Texas to construct defensive fortifications there. In September 1861 he obtained the rank of Colonel of the 2nd Texas Infantry, a regiment he was partially responsible for raising and training. After the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, General Jones Withers reported the "great gallantry" of Colonel Moore that resulted in a promotion to Brigadier-General on May 26. He continued to command the 2nd Texas as well as several regiments from Mississippi until his capture in the surrender of Vicksburg. In September 1863 he was exchanged and continued to serve as a brigade commander under General William Hardee, but was later accused by Union General U. S. Grant of violating the terms of that exchange. In February of 1864 Moore resigned his commission with the Provisional Army, supposedly after having a request for transfer out of Hardee's division denied by President Jefferson Davis. He retained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and served as director of the Savannah, Georgia arsenal and later the arsenal in Selma, Alabama. There he remained until the end of the war. After the war he taught math at Coronal Institute in Texas, served as superintendent of schools in Mexia and East Dallas, followed by more teaching in Galveston, Kerrville, Osage, and Coryell City, all in Texas. In January 1876, the charges brought by General Grant years earlier were finally proven false. On New Year's Eve in 1910, the veteran of such military campaigns as Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Lookout Mountain, died of natural causes. (bio by: Jonathan Coulter) 
 
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 Parents:
  Cleon Moore (1789 - 1852)
  Margaret Creed Moore (1798 - 1845)
 
 Spouse:
  Augusta Estell Clark Moore (1832 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Avery Moore Britain (1857 - 1937)*
  John Creed Moore (1861 - 1908)*
  William Cleon Moore (1885 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  William H. H. Moore (1814 - 1897)*
  Virginia Moore McCarty (1815 - 1848)*
  John Creed Moore (1824 - 1910)
  Margaret Moore Bradford (1826 - 1868)*
  George Kendrick Moore (1827 - 1893)*
  Maria L. Moore Bradford (1830 - 1899)*
  Cleon Rufus Moore (1840 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Osage Cemetery
Osage
Coryell County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 10, 2000
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