David Moore

David Moore

Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 Jul 1893 (aged 76)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Canton, Lewis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 10723947 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Apprenticed to a carpenter until the age of eighteen, with the advent of the Mexican War, he formed the Wooster Guards and became their captain. He served in that unit for the duration of the war. In 1850, he left Ohio and came to Missouri to take up farming. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he organized the First Northeast Missouri Home Guards and became its colonel. In February of 1862, he organized the 21st Missouri Infantry. He was elected its colonel, and served through February of 1865. While in command of the 21st Missouri, he was wounded three times at the Battle of Shiloh. Although he lost his right leg, he resumed command after a three month absence. He continued to command the 21st through the battles of Corinth, Vicksburg, Tupelo, Nashville, and Mobile. On February 21, 1865 he received the rank of brevet brigadier general for his distinguished service during the war. In the following spring, he organized the 51st Missouri Infantry regiment. He commanded this unit until the conclusion of the war. After the war, he returned to farming and mercantile pursuits.

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