(1824 - 1862)
Home State: Mississippi
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
He was mustered into the 2nd Mississippi Regiment of Foot as Captain in May 1846, and may have seen service in the Mexican War.
He was commissioned Captain, Company K, 11th Mississippi Infnatry about 1 May 1861. He was elected Lt Colonel and commanded part of the Regiment at 1st Manassas on 21 July. On the day after First Manassas, Colonel Moore accidentally shot himself in the foot with his own pistol. Temporarily disabled, he went back to Mississippi and later submitted his resignation. In April 1862 Colonel Liddell was confirmed in command as Colonel in his place.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded on the evening of 16 September while in command of his Regiment in defense of the Confederate line along the Smoketown Road just south of the East Woods. They were attacked by advance elements of Federal General Hookers I Corps. He was succeeded in command by Lt Colonel Butler.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds in Shepherdstown, VA on 25 September 1862.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Record and Field Officers, Regiments & Battalions of CS Army via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from the Carroll County, Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Web Site on rootsweb by John Hansen.
04/25/1824; Carrollton, MS
09/25/1862; Shepherdstown, VA; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, North Carrollton, MS