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Confederate (CSA)


Thomas Jefferson Moore

(1840 - 1898)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: U of Virginia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: D. H. Hill's Division

Before Sharpsburg

From Mecklenburg County, he left school at the University of Virginia and enlisted as Private, Company B, 1st North Carolina (Bethel) Infantry on 1 July 1861. He mustered out 1 November 1861. He served as volunteer aide-de-camp to General D.H. Hill in May and June 1862. He was commissioned Lieutenant and Ordnance Officer on 12 June.

On the Campaign

From General D.H. Hill's Report:

Captain West and Lieut. T. J. Moore, ordnance officers, discharged faithfully their duty and rendered important service on the field at South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 9 September 1862, although he was with the General to at least 14 September. On 4 January 1863 he was appointed First Lieutenant, Company C, 33rd North Carolina Infantry and was later Adjutant of the 4th North Carolina Infantry. He was paroled 13 April 1865 at Charlotte, NC.

After the War

He attended the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York City, graduating with an MD in 1868. He served at Bellvuee to 1870, then opened a practice in Charlotte, NC. He also served a term as Senator in the North Carolina State Legislature 1876-77. He moved to Richmond in 1882, where he was active in professional medical organizations and taught at the new University College of Medicine from 1893 to his death in 1898.

References & notes

Service from Krick1. Details from his obituary in the Virginia Medical Semi-monthly (25 February 1898). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/30/1840; Charlotte, NC


02/24/1898; Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 225  [AotW citation 17596]