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Confederate (CSV)


William Chesley Moore

(1844 - 1926)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old farm boy at Graham in Alamance County, he was conscripted as Private, Company B, First North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862 in Alamance.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA and returned to duty in December 1862. He was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 5 July 1863 and held in Baltimore until sent to City Point, VA for exchange on 12 November. He was back in a Richmond hospital to the end of the year. He was captured again, at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until August 1864, when he was transferred to Elmira, NY. He was released there on 14 June 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance..

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was farming at Newlin Township in Alamance County, NC. In 1900 and to at least 1910 he owned a livery stable in Graham. He retired there by 1920.

References & notes

His service from the Roster, as William Chastley Moore, 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Fannie Cornelia Dixon (1843-1894) and they had 9 children between 1868 and 1886. He married again, Annie Caroline Faucette (1862-1952) in May 1895 and they had 4 more.


02/11/1844; Alamance County, NC


10/20/1926; Alamance County, NC; burial in Linwood Cemetery, Graham, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26321]