(1845 - 1903)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
At age 16 he enlisted as a Private in Company G of the 4th Texas Infantry on 10 March 1862 at Anderson in Grimes County, TX and reported to the regiment on 1 May.
On the Campaign
He was in action with his Company at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was seriously wounded by a gunshot to his right thigh at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, suffered from gangrene, and was furloughed to Gainsville, AL for 60 days on 5 September 1863. He was slightly wounded at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 and was surrendered and paroled with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
In 1870 he was a farmer at Huntsville in Walker County, TX with a new baby, Maggie. In 1880 he was a merchant with a general store in Grimes County, and Maggie had two sisters. He was a hotel keeper in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County in 1900.
References & notes
His service from Davis,1 as Chas. G. Moaring, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has his birth in 1844, and the US Census of 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Catharine Frances Ross (1847-1911) in February 1869 in Walker County and they had 3 daughters.
His brother James was at Sharpsburg with him.
11/10/1845; Grimes County, TX
07/16/1903; Mineral Wells, TX; burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, TX
1 Davis, Charles E., Jr., Three years in the army: The story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers ..., Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894, pp. 159 - 161 [AotW citation 1851]
2 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 26893]