CPT James Alexander Moores

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CPT James Alexander Moores

  • Birth 15 Jun 1838 Estill County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1909 Estill County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 26495947

Served in 4th Ky. Infantry. He and his brother Archibald were officers in Co. E of this regiment. Two Scrivner stepbrothers also in regiment did not survive the war. One died shortly after liberation from Confederate captivity, the other died in Tuscumbia, Ala. the summer of 1862.
James served in the 4th Ky from it's formation up to the Battle of Stones River Dec-Jan 1862-63. The 4th was detached from the main army to confront elements(Forrest & Morgan) of Gen. "Fighting Joe" Wheelers Cavalry threatening the Union supply lines in Ky. The weather was foul the 4th Ky was ill prepared for the bitter wet winter weather. James Moores fell ill after this exposure and by April of 1863 was placed on sick leave and returned to Ky.Due to guerilla activity in Estill Co, Ky Capt Moores returned to his command saying he felt safer in the army than at home.
In early 1864 the 4th was designated the 4th Ky Mounted Infantry and joined in Shermans campaign against Atlanta.
In July of 1864 the 4th Ky was involved in the ill fated McCook/Stoneman raid behind enemy lines. This raid was intended to disrupt rail lines and attempt to free Union prisoners at notorious Andersonville. The raid failed and Capt. Moores and over 1000 other troopers were captured at Newnan, Ga.
Capt Moores eventually escaped and rejoined his command.
The picture of Capt. Moores in uniform was taken in Louisville, Ky most likely during Capt. Moores return trip home after the end of hostilities.


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  • Created by: JFJN
  • Added: 29 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26495947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT James Alexander Moores (15 Jun 1838–9 Apr 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26495947, citing Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by JFJN (contributor 46976255) .