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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

William Ebenezer Moore

(1836 - 1916)

Home State: Louisiana

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in the Confederate Greys in Shreveport, LA in 1861, and mustered in as they became Company H, First Louisiana Infantry on 20 April 1861 in New Orleans. He is shown on only one muster roll - that for 15 July 1862 - as 'present". He was elected Captain on 19 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Regiment at Sharpsburg as next-senior officer after Lt. Colonel Nolan was wounded.

The rest of the War

After Sharpsburg, the men of his depleted Company were consolidated into other Companies, and he requested reassignment. He was posted as Quartermaster to Bonham, TX, in the Trans-Mississippi Department, where he remained to the end of the War.

After the War

He lived in Blossom, TX, and was a Texas State Senator from 1874-1876. He was then farmed and was in the mercantile business.

References & notes

Service dates from Booth.1. Details from a finding aid to his papers and diary at the University of Texas, Austin and a bio sketch from the Texas Legislative Reference Library. Further information from Mamie Yeary's Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865 (1912), online from University of North Texas Libraries.

Birth

01/09/1836; Leon County, FL

Death

05/22/1916 Blossom, TX; burial in Knights of Honor Cemetery, Blossom, TX

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 1038  [AotW citation 13158]