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Pvt Thomas Jefferson Moses

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Pvt Thomas Jefferson Moses

Birth
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
13 Dec 1922 (aged 79)
Burial
Lafayette Township, Story County, Iowa, USA Add to Map
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Thomas Jefferson Moses was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania on May 24, 1843. His parents were Abraham Moses and Julian Rhoades Moses. Abraham Moses was a farmer and had six children. The Moses family was of German ancestry. In 1856 the family moved to a farm in Stephenson County, Illinois, near Freeport.

On August 12, 1862, Jefferson enlisted in the 93rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers.
The 93rd had a distinguished record, participating at Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge and the March to the Sea. It also suffered heavy casualties at Champion Hill and Allatoona Pass.
Private Moses became ill at Vicksburg and was furloughed in July, 1863. After returning home, he spent time in convalescent camps in Nashville and Memphis before rejoining his regiment on January 6, 1864 in northern Alabama.
He participated in:
The battle of Allatoona Pass on October 5, 1864,
The March to the Sea, the March through the Carolinas, and the Grand Review in Washington D.C. on March 1, 1866.

Shortly after they married the young family moved to a farm in Story County, Iowa. There were six children born of this marriage. His wife and three of the children died during the 1880's.
He was active in the Story City GAR Chapter and a frequent contributor to the letters to the editor of the local newspaper.

After remarriage and the death of his second wife (Ellen Seyler), he moved to the Soldiers Home in Marshalltown, Iowa and lived there from 1905 until his death on December 13, 1922 at age 79.
He, his first wife, and several of his children are buried in Center Cemetery, near Story City, Iowa.
Thomas Jefferson Moses was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania on May 24, 1843. His parents were Abraham Moses and Julian Rhoades Moses. Abraham Moses was a farmer and had six children. The Moses family was of German ancestry. In 1856 the family moved to a farm in Stephenson County, Illinois, near Freeport.

On August 12, 1862, Jefferson enlisted in the 93rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers.
The 93rd had a distinguished record, participating at Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge and the March to the Sea. It also suffered heavy casualties at Champion Hill and Allatoona Pass.
Private Moses became ill at Vicksburg and was furloughed in July, 1863. After returning home, he spent time in convalescent camps in Nashville and Memphis before rejoining his regiment on January 6, 1864 in northern Alabama.
He participated in:
The battle of Allatoona Pass on October 5, 1864,
The March to the Sea, the March through the Carolinas, and the Grand Review in Washington D.C. on March 1, 1866.

Shortly after they married the young family moved to a farm in Story County, Iowa. There were six children born of this marriage. His wife and three of the children died during the 1880's.
He was active in the Story City GAR Chapter and a frequent contributor to the letters to the editor of the local newspaper.

After remarriage and the death of his second wife (Ellen Seyler), he moved to the Soldiers Home in Marshalltown, Iowa and lived there from 1905 until his death on December 13, 1922 at age 79.
He, his first wife, and several of his children are buried in Center Cemetery, near Story City, Iowa.


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