Edward Alexander Moore"Ned"
(1842 - 1916)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Cannoneer
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Rockbridge (VA) Artillery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A student at Washington (now Washington & Lee) College in Lexington, he enlisted in the Rockbridge Artillery as Private, joining the battery on the Valley Campaign in March 1862. He was later at Second Bull Run and Chantilly.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He manned a piece at Sharpsburg and was seriously wounded in the thigh by counter-battery fire there on 17 September. He spent time in a rough hospital in Shepherdstown before returning to Lexington to recover.
The remainder of the War:
Moore returned to his battery in January 1863, and saw action again at Chancellorsville, Winchester, Gettysburg, and at Cold Harbor, where in June 1864 he was again wounded. He was back in service by September in the defenses of Richmond, then Petersburg. He ended his service at Appomattox Courthouse in April 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basics about his service and the portrait above are from Moore's own Cannoneer.1
|Birth Date: 10/21/1842 Place of Birth: Lexington, VA |
Death Date: 11/18/1916 Death Place: Salisbury, MD Burial Place: Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, VA
1 Moore, Edward Alexander, The Story of a Cannoneer under Stonewall Jackson, Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1907 [AotW citation 903]
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