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A. Moor
A. Moor

Federal (USA)


Augustus Moor

(1814 - 1883)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Before the War he was the owner of a Cincinnati bakery -coffeehouse -beer garden and a veteran of the Second Seminole (1st Lt, 1st Penn Infantry) and Mexican Wars (Captain, 1st Ohio Infantry). On 10 June 1861 he was elected Colonel of the new 2nd German Regiment, which was mustered into service as the 28th Ohio. 10 Seoptember, at Carnifax Ferry (WV), "Colonel Moor and his second-in-command, Lieutenant-Colonel Gottfried Becker, a veteran of the German Revolution of 1848, had fallen off a rock ledge and had injured themselves so badly that command of the regiment fell upon a captain."

Moor recovered. On 2 May 1862 the 28th was formed with other regiment into the 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, and Colonel Moor was assigned command of the Brigade.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Moor was captured in a cavalry skirmish in Frederick on 12 September, two days before the fight at Turner's Gap, where he was paroled - meeting his Division commander Cox on the road to the Gap just before the battle. Apparently Moor "asked where Scammon's brigade was heading. Cox told him, and Moor replied, 'My God! Be careful!' Realizing the conditions of his parole, he said no more, but the warning was enough for Cox. He sent to Reno for reinforcements and moved up the rest of his division."
(quote from Sears' Landscape Turned Red)

He was relieved in command of the Brigade by Col Crook of the 36th Ohio.

The remainder of the War:
He returned to command the Brigade in January 1863 after being exchanged. After service in West Virginia and the Valley of Virginia, he mustered out of service along with his regiment 23 July 1864 at the expiration of his and their terms of service.

After the War:
He returned to his business, living quietly.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: a presentation on the 28th Ohio to the Cincinnati CWRT by David Mowery , posted online;
a biographical sketch also for the CWRT by David Mowery - and also posted online; and
Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

Birth Date: 3/28/1814    Place of Birth: Leipzig, Saxony, GERMANY    
Death Date: 10/11/1883    Death Place: Cincinnati, OH    Burial Place: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH

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