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Confederate (CSV)


James Seth Mooring

(1841 - 1906)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

At age 19 he enlisted as a Private in Company G of the 4th Texas Infantry on 19 July 1861 at Anderson in Grimes County, TX. He was detailed as Surgeon's orderly on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was a medical orderly 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 severely wounded in his left arm in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 and was retired to the Invalid Corps at Anderson, TX on 4 October 1864.

After the War

He was in the hotel business at Navasota in Grimes County, TX to 1889, then bought the Stoddard Hotel (built 1884) in Bryan, TX, changed its name to the Exchange Hotel, and ran it until 1907. He was Mayor of Bryan from 1900-1902.

References & notes

His service from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3, also as Robert S or "Bob" Mooring. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1870, a bio sketch in the Bryan Public Library, and a piece in the Bryan Daily Eagle of 17 June 1939. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Lucy Elizabeth Taliaferro (1840-) in June 1865 and they had 2 children.

His brother Charles was at Sharpsburg with him.


12/05/1841; Sumter County, AL


11/15/1906; in TX; burial in Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, 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 1852]

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 26894]