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Federal (USV)


John E. Moies

(? - 1865)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

He had service in the 7th New York State National Guard (State Militia), Company D, mustering for War service on 26 April 1861. Listing his residence as Smithfield, he enlisted on 24 September 1861 as Sergeant, Company I, 4th Rhode Island Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

In November 1863 he was discharged to accept a commission. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company A, 10th US Colored Troops on 16 November 1863. He died of disease at Sedgwick, US Army General Hospital, Greenville, LA on 19 October 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Further details from William Swinton's History of the Seventh Regiment, National Guard, State of New York, During the War of the Rebellion (1870). His burial place was mentioned in the Journal of the GAR in reference to a decoration (Memorial Day) ceremony in 1887.


10/19/1865; Greenville, LA; burial in Mineral Spring Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 295, 673  [AotW citation 14088]